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Project MUSE Renewal 2017-2018

Response Deadline: 
October 30, 2017

Subscription Term

Begins: 

January 1, 2018

Ends: 

December 31, 2018

Renewal pricing is now available for Project MUSE. This database is made available to BC ELN partner libraries through a national site license, negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by The Alberta Library (TAL).

Pricing for MUSE's Premium Collection has increased by 5%, with a 3% increase on the other five MUSE journal collections. The vendor has maintained their 10% discount for consortia, as well as a 6.5% discount applied at the time of invoicing.



Updates: 

From the vendor:

MUSE is pleased to announce twelve new journals confirmed to join our online collections for 2018, with a few more expected to be confirmed shortly. A list of all new journals confirmed to date, along with other collection content updates, may be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/upcoming.html#new2018. All archival content is immediately available to current subscribers to applicable titles at no additional charge. A full list of journals with complete runs in MUSE is at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/back_issues.html.

In July 2016 MUSE was awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop MUSE Open, a distribution program for open access monographs in the humanities and social sciences. A mid-2018 release is expected, with plans for a beta site to be available in early 2018 previewing the new look and functionality. The beta site will run in tandem with the current MUSE site while we collect additional user feedback and make refinements prior to launch.

MUSE routinely makes available new materials that libraries may download or order at no charge for use in sharing information with their user populations. Subscribing libraries are encouraged to bookmark and visit often our “For Librarians” page (http://muse.jhu.edu/about/librarians/index.html) to access tools such as usage statistics and holdings downloads, view available training resources, sign up for our e-newsletter, and submit requests for free instructional and promotional materials.


Overview

Description: 

The Project MUSE journal collections offer a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities, arts, and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum at any academic institution. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with articles by respected scholars in their fields. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

There are 6 different collections available:

Premium Collection: The Premium Collection is MUSE's foremost collection of high quality, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journals from leading university presses, not-for-profit publishers and prestigious scholarly societies. All collection journals available on the MUSE platform are included in a subscription to the Premium Collection. The Premium Collection is designed for institutions acquiring comprehensively in the humanities and social sciences. This collection offers internationally respected scholarly journals that support the collection development and research needs of major research institutions.

Standard Collection: The Standard Collection is a subset of the Premium Collection. It is an interdisciplinary collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities and social sciences. This collection offers institutions the interdisciplinary content consistent with their collection development needs yet ensures controlled annual growth.

Basic Research Collection: The Basic Research Collection is a more limited subset of the Premium Collection than the Standard Collection. It is an interdisciplinary collection designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities and social sciences. The Basic Research Collection is a fundamental collection of interdisciplinary journals that grows modestly in size and price from year to year.

Basic College Collection: The Basic College Collection is the smallest interdisciplinary subset of the Premium Collection and is designed for four and two year colleges acquiring selectively in the humanities and social sciences. This collection grows modestly in size and price from year to year.

Humanities Collection: The Humanities Collection is a subset of the Premium Collection. It is a collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities. This collection provides a highly relevant set of research journals for art schools, museums, performing arts organizations, film schools, and related institutions.

Social Sciences Collection: The Social Sciences Collection is a subset of the Premium Collection. It is a collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the social sciences. Building on MUSE's strengths in international relations and in aspects of political science and economics, this collection is designed to meet the needs of special libraries such as thinktanks, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and related organizations.

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Last updated: October 10, 2017

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