MCLS Offers Project MUSE eBook Collections

Posted: November 8, 2011

MCLS is pleased to offer the new Project MUSE UPCC Book Collections to our member libraries.  Subscriptions begin on January 1, 2012, and orders must be placed no later than Thursday, December 15, 2011.

MCLS is working with the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and Project MUSE, who have developed an introductory price offer for interested libraries. A savings of 15% to 20% will be offered to libraries if ICOLC and Project MUSE meet their targeted sales goal by December 15, 2011.

If you are interested in pricing for your library for one or more of the collections offered, please send an email with your pricing requests to services@mcls.org no later than December 9, 2011.

About UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE

Available on the Project MUSE platform beginning January 1, 2012, UPCC Book Collections will provide libraries, researchers, and students digital access to a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE’s electronic journal collections.

Offerings include Current Collections, comprised of books published or scheduled to publish in 2010, 2011, and 2012, available as single-year collections or with special discounts for the purchase of multiple years. Current Complete Collections include all books available across all disciplines for the applicable calendar year, while Current Subject Collections offer books in selected disciplines by calendar year.

Also available are Archival Foundation Collections, consisting of many thousands of titles published prior to 2010, allowing libraries to procure access to a critical mass of significant content at very affordable prices.

Subject collections available include Archeology and Anthropology; Classical Studies (Archival Collection only); Film, Theater and Performing Arts; Global Cultural Studies; Higher Education; History; Language and Linguistics (Archival Collection only); Literature; Philosophy and Religion; Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction; Political Science and Policy Studies; and United States Regional Studies.

Project MUSE focused on providing the library community with the widest possible array of collection purchasing options. There are 47 different collections to choose from as well as 11 specially-priced three-year current bundles. MUSE is not offering single title purchasing or patron-driven access options.

Complete title lists for collections from 2011 and earlier are available. A preliminary, partial list of titles expected to be included in the 2012 collections is also available. Prices for the 2012 collections are based upon a guaranteed minimum number of titles to be delivered. The list of expected 2012 titles will be updated frequently as specific title information becomes available from the publishers.

For further information, please see: Project Muse webmail or contact MCLS at 800-530-9019 x112 or services@mcls.org

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