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Project MUSE to Offer Single Title Sales of UPCC Books
through YBP Partnership
Baltimore, MD - November 5, 2012 - Project MUSE and YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, announced today a partnership to facilitate the purchase of single book titles from the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) on the MUSE platform. In addition to the numerous UPCC Book Collections currently offered, libraries will be able to discover, select, and acquire individual scholarly ebooks from MUSE/UPCC via a familiar and trusted channel.
 
During the first quarter of 2013, individual book purchasing is expected to be available on the MUSE platform. Information on title availability from various UPCC presses will be accessible by libraries through GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP's acquisition and collection management interface. Libraries can elect to receive new title notifications from GOBI³ or have titles automatically delivered by the MUSE platform through YBP's eApproval program.
 
"Libraries have diverse needs and strategies for building their ebook holdings, and while the UPCC Book Collections provide one highly cost-effective solution, they are not a one-size-fits-all answer. We have heard the requests for further, flexible purchase options for the top quality scholarly titles on the MUSE platform, and this relationship with YBP drives a significant new step in that direction," said Dean Smith, Director of Project MUSE. "Now, libraries will be able to build a customized collection from the ground up utilizing YBP's many helpful selection services as well as supplement their collection purchases with additional books as needed."

"YBP aims to provide our customers with the broadest possible access to leading scholarly content," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP Library Services. "We are excited that Project MUSE's highly-respected collection of online humanities and social science titles will be available on a title by title basis from MUSE/UPCC through our GOBI3 interface."
 
MUSE recently announced that 17 additional publishers will be contributing  books to the UPCC collections for 2013, bringing the total to more than 80 presses offering more than 23,000 titles. More information on single title purchasing of UPCC titles on Project MUSE is coming soon. 
 
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 over 16,000 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 our website or contact us. 
 
About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim. GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 10 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, NH, USA. For more on the company, visit www.ybp.com. 
 
Media Contacts
 
Dean Smith
Project MUSE
Director
410-516-6981
 
Mark Kendall
YBP Library Services
Senior Vice President
800-258-3774 x3196
 
Project MUSE
The Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 N. Charles St. | Baltimore, MD 21218 USA
Phone 410-516-6989 | Fax 410-516-8805 | muse@press.jhu.edu
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