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Project MUSE Renewal 2018-2019

Response Deadline: 
October 15, 2018

Subscription Term

Begins: 

January 1, 2019

Ends: 

December 31, 2019

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% or under 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:

Additional Journals for 2019

MUSE is pleased to announce 12 new journals confirmed to join our online collections for 2019, with at least three more expected to be confirmed shortly.  The new titles grow our holdings across several core MUSE subject areas, including religious studies, literature, Asian studies, and media studies. A list of all new journals confirmed to date, along with other collection content updates, may be found at https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/news/.


Overview

IP Authentication
Remote Access
Unlimited Authorized Users

Additional Information

From the vendor:

Recently Launched: Redesigned MUSE Web Site

In June 2018, Project MUSE released a newly redesigned website. Among the exciting features available in the new design are content footnotes and references presented “in-line” with the associated text in a journal article or books chapter, a streamlined search experience with additional facets for book series and thematic journal issues, a highly responsive design to meet a variety of device options, and the launch of personalized “MyMUSE” accounts that allow users customize their research experience on MUSE.

The URL structure for all book and journal content in MUSE remains the same and there is no need for redirects or updates to DOI links, no impact on institutional usage statistics, nor any need to update proxy configurations.

New Library Administrative Portal

Shortly, we will formally launch a new library administrative portal, offering one-stop access to a number of useful tools for libraries to manage their MUSE holdings. Along with our standard COUNTER usage statistics reports, library customers will be able to download customized metadata (MARC records, KBART, title lists) for all their MUSE products, along with metadata for open access content on MUSE if desired. They will also be able to submit IP address changes, updates to Open URL and proxy settings, and request changes to how their name is displayed to users on our website. The system is already in use by some subscribers for usage statistics reporting, and will be announced to all customers this month.

Project MUSE offers nearly 300 "HTML5" open access books on redesigned platform

Nearly 300 open access (OA) books are now available from Project MUSE, the highly-acclaimed online collection of humanities and social science scholarship, on a newly designed platform that represents a major step forward in OA publishing in these fields.  The books will be delivered in a highly-discoverable and adaptable format using user-friendly HTML5, rather than static PDFs, and will include titles from Johns Hopkins University Press, Cornell University Press, Duke University Press, University of Hawai'i Press, University of Michigan Press, Syracuse University Press, The MIT Press, and Temple University Press. "This really represents the next chapter in OA publishing for MUSE and our university press collaborators," said Wendy Queen, Director of Project MUSE, "and we’re thrilled to have so many important works available open access on MUSE in such a flexible, useful format. Thanks to the 'MUSE Open' grant from the Mellon Foundation these titles are now available on a much improved MUSE platform and available for free to readers worldwide."

Questions? Contact: 
Jennifer Bancroft