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PRESS RELEASE: Project Muse Announces Prices and Titles for 2003
- Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Project Muse Announces Prices and Titles for 2003
- From: Melanie Vandermark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 18:01:51 EDT
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P R E S S R E L E A S E For Immediate Release August 12, 2002 Contact: Melanie Vandermark, Project Muse Marketing & Sales Manager, (410) 516-3846 (The text of the this press release is also available online at http://muse.jhu.edu/ordering/new2003.html.) PROJECT MUSE ANNOUNCES NEW TITLES AND DATABASE PRICES FOR 2003 With 26 new journal titles confirmed to join its collections in 2003, Project Muse, Scholarly Journals Online, continues to offer institutional subscribers electronic access to more quality, current full-text periodical content. Prices and complete details on subscription packages offered for the 2003 calendar year term are now available on the Muse web site at <http://muse.jhu.edu/ordering/index2003.html>. Muse continues to make enhancements to its search engine, enter into linking arrangements with third-party partners, and improve its usage statistics reporting package, all part of efforts to make Muse content more accessible and the resource more useful for libraries and researchers. With the addition of the 26 new titles, four from partner publishers new to the project, the Muse Full Database Collection for 2003 will include content from 221 journals representing over thirty publishers. The list price for this collection for 2003 is $17,000. With Muse's generous discount scheme for certain categories of libraries, and volume discounts for consortium purchases, the average subscriber pays only 48% of list price, resulting in a very modest average price per journal of only $37. Nearly 80% of the journals in Muse include at least two years of back files in addition to current content, and several titles include up to seven volumes of back issues. Muse will again offer two discipline-oriented journal collections: Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences. Several publisher collections will also continue to be offered. New publishers participating in Muse for 2002 include the University of Illinois Press (Journal of Aesthetic Education), Ohio State University College of Education (Theory into Practice), Society for Military History (Journal of Military History), and West Chester University (College Literature). As in previous years, many of the current partner presses will be contributing additional titles to the collection, expanding the database's offerings in film studies, Latin American studies, linguistics, environmental studies, and literature, among others. Several of these subject areas placed highly in our recent subscriber survey of topics for which our customers would like to see additional content offered. Among the exciting additions to Muse for 2003 are Children's Literature, the annual journal of the Modern Language Association's Division on Children's Literature and of the Children's Literature Association, and Latin American Research Review, the official publication of the Latin American Studies Association. The complete list of new titles confirmed for inclusion in 2003 includes: American Annals of the Deaf Children's Literature College Literature Comparative Technology Transfer in Society Enterprise and Society Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction French Colonial History Global Environmental Politics Holocaust and Genocide Studies Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Journal of Aesthetic Education Journal of Folklore Research Journal of Military History Journal of Slavic Linguistics Ka Ho'oilina/The Legacy Latin American Research Review The Moving Image Oral Tradition Philosophy of Music Education Review Prairie Schooner Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society Studies in Philology Theory Into Practice The Velvet Light Trap Muse is also pleased to announce that Anthropological Quarterly will resume ongoing coverage in the database. The journal initially joined Project Muse in 2001, but ongoing coverage ceased when the title changed hands at the end of the 2001 volume year. Arrangements have now been secured with the new publisher, the Institute for Ethnographic Research, to resume publishing AQ online in Muse, and issues which have been published in the interim will also be added to Muse to ensure continuous coverage. The journal International Organization will no longer be published online with Muse after the end of the current volume (Volume 56), as it will be transitioning from the MIT Press to a publisher who does not currently participate in Muse. Subscribers may rest assured that all issues of the title already published online will remain in Muse and available to current subscribers, although no new issues will appear after Volume 56, Issue 4. Also, due to production and scheduling issues, African Rural and Urban Studies, previously announced as joining Muse in 2002, will not be published online with Muse. Muse will continue its current policy of offering discounts to several categories of libraries, including community colleges, high schools, special libraries, public libraries, and very small academic institutions. The Project Muse consortium discount program remains unchanged, providing volume discounts to library consortia based upon the number of participating institutions. There will be no significant changes to Muse's library-friendly licensing terms and usage policies for 2003. Complete details on each subscription package offered, including the specific titles in each collection and pricing details, may be found by following the links on the Subscription Information page <http://muse.jhu.edu/ordering/index2003.html>. Please watch the Project Muse "What's New" page for further details on the journal collections, titles, and prices offered to institutional subscribers in 2003. Questions regarding Muse subscriptions may be directed to the subscription services department at email@example.com or 800-548-1784. Project MUSE was launched in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins University Press, in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, to offer the full text of JHUP scholarly journals via the world wide web. In 1999, MUSE expanded to include quality, peer-reviewed journals from other not-for-profit scholarly publishers, with over 30 publisher partners participating as of summer 2002. Full-text online journals in many subject areas in the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts are available, both as part of journal collections and for individual institutional subscriptions. Project MUSE has been hailed for its library-friendly licensing and usage policies, easy online navigation, reasonable pricing, and generous discount plans for consortia and various categories of libraries. Sample journal issues and more information about Project MUSE may be accessed online at: http://muse.jhu.edu. Trial access to the entire Project MUSE database may be requested for media review and for prospective subscribers by contacting the marketing/sales department at 410-516-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.