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Project MUSE E-Books Program Welcomes 9 Publishers


Project MUSE is pleased to announce that nine more distinguished 
university presses have signed contracts to participate in its 
new initiative to offer e-book collections alongside its highly 
successful electronic journal collections.

The newly confirmed participants include Catholic University of 
America Press, Columbia University Press, Fordham University 
Press, Georgetown University Press, Syracuse University Press, 
University of Hawaii Press, University of Michigan Press, 
University of Texas Press, and University of Wisconsin Press. 
These presses bring to eighteen the current number of 
not-for-profit scholarly publishers committed to contributing 
high quality frontlist monographs to MUSE's planned e-books 

Preliminary information gathered from the currently confirmed 
presses indicates that MUSE's initial Fall 2011 offering will 
contain upwards of 350 books, across a broad range of scholarly 
disciplines, complementing the depth and breadth of humanities 
and social sciences content offered through MUSE's widely adopted 
journal collections. The anticipated collection size will 
continue to grow as more publishers sign on. MUSE expects to 
offer in its first season both a complete collection of all books 
in the program, and selected subject-based collections. Subject 
collections will be built around areas of critical mass among the 
specific books included, and are expected to complement MUSE's 
existing strengths in disciplines such as literature, history, 
and religion.

MUSE e-book collections will be offered for purchase on a 
seasonal (Fall/Spring) basis, with the first collections 
available for Fall 2011. Specific details, including lists of 
included titles, and collection pricing, will be released no 
later than March 2011. MUSE is already in conversation with both 
North American and international consortia and libraries 
regarding e-book collection purchasing, and welcomes further 
feedback as we fine-tune our offering. From a user perspective, 
book content will be fully integrated with journal content on 
MUSE's trusted platform, offering a rich environment for 
discovery and research.

Other publishers already announced as participating in the 
program are Baylor University Press, Brookings Institution Press, 
ELT Press, Indiana University Press, Johns Hopkins University 
Press, Kent State University Press, Penn State University Press, 
Purdue University Press, and University of Illinois Press.

Further information on the Project MUSE e-books initiative may be 
found at http://bit.ly/cO7GiN. Project MUSE currently provides 
full-text, affordable subscription access to content from 
scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences to over 
2,000 libraries and millions of users worldwide. MUSE provides a 
sustainable electronic publishing platform for its more than 100 
participating publishers, which include university presses, 
societies, and independent publications. For over fifteen years, 
MUSE has been an integral part of the academic community, 
successfully serving the needs of librarians, scholars, and 

Melanie Schaffner
Marketing and Sales Manager, Project MUSE
The Johns Hopkins University Press