UPCC Project MUSE eBooks
BC ELN partner libraries can purchase any of the Project Muse E-Book collections through BC ELN, for a consortial discount of 10% plus an additional 6.5% applied when the consortial invoice is prepared. This offer is made nation-wide through Consortia Canada.
This offer is unusual in that Project MUSE expects that most ebook purchases will require a facilitated sales/ordering process with MUSE staff as it may be difficult for a library to figure out how best to get the content most applicable. So libraries are asked to consult with MUSE directly before making a purchase decision. However, the actual order must come from the consortium to qualify for consortium discounts.
- There is some content overlap among collections; libraries should ask MUSE about this and be clear on what is included in each collection being ordered because MUSE will not adjust pricing due to overlap.
- A conortium discount of 10% will apply to most collections (except the 'All collections" purchases and "top up" orders). A further 6.5 % discount will apply to the consortium invoice on ALL orders.
- Consortium discounts and special offer discounts cannot be combined.
From the vendor:
Each year, MUSE releases a new set of book collections including subject-based and area studies collections, a complete collection of the forthcoming titles anticipated to be released on the platform in the upcoming year, and supplements to our previously released collections. This year, we are pleased to offer a new series collection from the Fortress Press, Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. MUSE will offer an initial 50-volume set of all books published in the series to date. Future volumes are anticipated and will be available as they are released.
By the end of 2017, there will be over 49,000 ebooks on MUSE, from over 100 distinguished scholarly presses. New presses contributing books for the first time in 2017 include Leiden University Press and Liturgical Press.