Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 2013 pricing is now available for the UPCC Book Collections, along with several new purchase options and a new current-content subscription offering. The UPCC collections include scholarly books primarily in the humanities and social sciences from more than 80 university presses and related not-for-profit publishers, and will make available more than 23,000 digital books by the end of 2013.
Among the additional purchase options available to libraries are a new Subject Collection offering, Ecology and Evolution, for which both backlist and frontlist collections will be available, and current collections in Language and Linguistics, a subject area previously only available in an archive collection. These join best-selling collections in core subjects such as History, Literature, Political Science and Policy Studies, Global Cultural Studies, and Religion and Philosophy. MUSE is also introducing a new set of Area Studies Collections, including African Studies, American Studies, Asian and Pacific Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Russian and East European Studies. These cross-disciplinary collections bring together books that facilitate in-depth examination of the historical, cultural, political, and social forces shaping the region of interest.
A further new option for accessing the UPCC scholarship on MUSE is a Current Subscription offering, which provides faculty and students with unlimited full-text access to more than 7,500 books published in 2011, 2012, and forthcoming in 2013. With affordable tiered subscription rates, libraries may choose to subscribe as a method for examining ebook usage at their institution, and determining which collections and books would be best suited for permanent acquisition. An Archive Subscription is also available, providing unlimited access to over 16,000 UPCC books published in 2010 or earlier for a very reasonable fee.
As previously announced, MUSE/UPCC will also be introducing a title-by-title book purchase option, in partnership with YBP Library Services, in the first quarter of 2013. This will allow libraries to supplement collection purchases as well as build a customized collection from the ground up, utilizing YBP's acquisition and collection management services. More information on single title sales is coming soon.
Seventeen additional publishers will be contributing content to the UPCC Book Collections on MUSE during 2013, including the University of North Carolina Press, The MIT Press, University of Illinois Press, University Press of Florida, Louisiana State University Press, Catholic University of America Press, Presses de l’Université du Québec, and the Central European University Press. Title lists for newly available UPCC collections should be ready shortly.
Libraries seeking pricing or other information on the UPCC Book Collections on MUSE may complete our request form, indicating areas of specific interest, or contact Project MUSE.
About Project MUSE and UPCC
Project MUSE is a trusted provider of authoritative humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. The University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) brings together many thousands of books from more than 80 distinguished university presses and related scholarly publishers, available on the same platform with MUSE's more than 500 respected scholarly journals. For more information on Project MUSE visit http://muse.jhu.edu.