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UPCC Project Muse eBooks Offer 2017-2018

Response Deadline: 
February 26, 2018

Subscription Term


January 1, 2018


December 31, 2018

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.

Please note:

  • 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 Books" 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: 

Pricing for the 2018 Project MUSE Book Collections is now available, including the complete set of nearly 3,000 forthcoming 2018 titles and numerous subject and area studies collections. A highlight of the 2018 offerings is a new subject collection in Public Health, featuring over 50 newly-released books in the field from several of our university press publishers. Presses contributing to the new Public Health subject collection include Johns Hopkins University Press, Cornell University Press. Rutgers University Press, University of Minnesota Press, University Press of New England, and Vanderbilt University Press.

Over 4,000 additional books will be available on the MUSE platform by the end of 2018, bringing the total to more than 54,000 scholarly titles. Wits University Press (based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Manchester University Press are newly contributing books to collections on the platform in 2018, including both new and backlist titles. Preliminary title lists for the newly-available collections are available on our web site. MUSE publishers continuously submit information on the new books expected for the 2018 collections and title lists will be updated frequently with additional title data.

Further details on MUSE Books, including participating publishers, collection descriptions and title lists, a sample purchase agreement, and free sample book content, may be found at



Available on the Project MUSE platform beginning January 1, 2012, UPCC Book Collections will provide libraries, researchers, and students digital access to a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE’s electronic journal collections. Offerings include Current Collections, comprised of books published or scheduled to publish in 2010, 2011, and 2012, available as single-year collections or with special discounts for the purchase of multiple years. Current Complete Collections include all books available across all disciplines for the applicable calendar year, while Current Subject Collections offer books in selected disciplines by calendar year. Also available are Archival Foundation Collections, consisting of many thousands of titles published prior to 2010, allowing libraries to procure access to a critical mass of significant content at very affordable prices. Subject collections available include Archeology and Anthropology; Classical Studies (Archival Collection only); Film, Theater and Performing Arts; Global Cultural Studies; Higher Education; History; Language and Linguistics (Archival Collection only); Literature; Philosophy and Religion; Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction; Political Science and Policy Studies; and United States Regional Studies.

Project MUSE focused on providing the library community with the widest possible array of collection purchasing options. There are 47 different collections to choose from as well as 11 specially-priced three-year current bundles.

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Last updated: December 13, 2013


Response Instructions

To PARTICIPATE, contact BC ELN by Monday, February 26, 2018, indicating which collection(s) you wish to participate in by filling out the book order form below. There is no need to calculate discounts, just fill out the list price for your library's tier.

BC ELN/COPPUL libraries respond to BC ELN.

Terms & Conditions

Additional Information

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
  • MARC records
  • Simultaneous publication in e and p formats for new titles
  • Perpetual access rights for purchased books