from Project MUSE:
Details on the highly anticipated Project MUSE Book Collections are now available. Going live on January 1, 2012, the collections will feature over 14,000 electronic titles from 66 respected university press and scholarly publishers. The collections will provide libraries, researchers, and students access to a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, including both new and classic titles, fully integrated with the over 500 journal titles in MUSE's electronic journal collections, in a user-friendly environment with rich discovery features.
Project MUSE books will be offered in PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level, with unlimited simultaneous usage, no DRM, and no restrictions on printing or downloading. COUNTER-compliant usage statistics, as well as free MARC records, will be available.
In early 2011, Project MUSE began cooperating on its ebook initiative with the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), an assembly of major university presses and related scholarly publishers that grew out of extensive research into a viable model for a collaborative electronic book offering. This cooperation will now make thousands of peer-reviewed scholarly books available digitally, many for the first time, via the 26 book collections Project MUSE will initially offer for perpetual access purchase.
Information on available Project MUSE Book Collections, along with detailed title lists, is accessible on the MUSE web site at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/book_collections.html. Libraries may request pricing for book collections by using the form at http://muse.jhu.edu/order/quote. Several flexible purchase and payment options are offered, with special pricing incentives for select purchases of multiple book collections. Orders may be placed at any time, with access to content beginning on January 1, 2012.