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Project Muse eBooks Offer 2019-2020

Response Deadline: 
February 26, 2020

Subscription Term


January 1, 2020


December 31, 2020

BC ELN partner libraries can purchase many of the Project Muse ebook collections through BC ELN for a consortial discount of 10% and an additional 6.5% applied when the consortial invoice is prepared. By the end of 2020, there will be over 60,000 ebooks from over 120 scholarly presses. This offer is available through Consortia Canada and negotiated by The Alberta Library (TAL).

This offer is unusual in that Project MUSE expects that most ebook purchases will require a facilitated ordering process with MUSE staff to help libraries acquire the best content to meet their needs. There is some content overlap between collections that libraries should be aware of before placing an order, as MUSE will not adjust pricing due to content overlap. Libraries are asked to consult with MUSE directly before making a purchase decision. However, the actual order must come from BC ELN to qualify for consortial discounts.

The MUSE contact for libraries is Doug Storm: / 217-823-0286.




        Project MUSE offers access to thousands of books from more than 100 distinguished scholarly publishers in a wide range of subjects within the humanities and social sciences. MUSE offers several purchase and subscription options to accommodate the different research needs and budgets at academic institutions. Participating publishers select the titles they offer on the MUSE platform on an annual basis, and decide through which product models they will make their books available on MUSE.

        Book Collections are available for purchase in a variety of options, including collections by subject or by area studies, as complete collections of all titles released on MUSE from a single publication year, archival collections of backlist titles, and supplemental collections of titles added to the MUSE platform after their initial publication year. Purchase of a MUSE Book Collection conveys perpetual access rights and interlibrary loan permission for the included books.

        Features of the UPCC Book Collections on MUSE include:

        • Unlimited simultaneous usage, printing and downloading
        • DRM-free PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level
        • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
        • Free MARC records
        • Simultaneous publication in e and p formats for new titles
        • Perpetual access rights for purchased books

        Project MUSE offers open access (OA) books from several distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. Through our open access hosting programs, we are able to offer publishers a platform for their OA content which ensures visibility, discoverability, and wide dissemination. These books are freely available to libraries and users around the world.

        A list of book publishers whose titles are in Project MUSE is available on the vendor's website.

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        Last updated: January 20, 2020




        Response Instructions

        To PARTICIPATE in this offer, please send BC ELN a completed book order form (see attachment below), indicating which collection(s) you wish to purchase. There is no need to calculate discounts; just fill out the list price for your library's tier.

        Please send BC ELN the completed order form after consulting with Project MUSE's representative, Doug Storm ( / 217-823-0286), about possible content overlap between collections.

        Partner libraries that are members of both BC ELN and COPPUL should respond to BC ELN.

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        Additional Information

        More details about Project MUSE books, including title lists for all book collections, are available on the vendor's website.