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Ten More University Presses Join Project MUSE UPCC Book Collections

Project MUSE announced that 10 additional university presses will make their scholarly books available in the UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE beginning in 2013. Adding 10 more to the seven announced in June, the complete list of new publishers participating in 2013 is the following:
  • African Books Collective
  • Catholic University of America Press
  • Central European University Press
  • Cornell University East Asia Program
  • Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Liberty Fund
  • Louisiana State University Press
  • Medieval Institute Publications
  • The MIT Press
  • National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Les Presses de l‘Université du Quebec
  • Red Hen Press
  • RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press
  • University of Illinois Press
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • University Press of Florida
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute

New and backlist titles from all publishers will be available on the MUSE platform where students and researchers will have access to more than 23,000 titles from more than 80 UPCC publishers. Details on purchase and subscription options for 2013, including pricing and title lists, will be forthcoming soon.

More than 130 institutions in 15 countries have purchased UPCC books on MUSE for their user communities. Launched on Jan. 1, 2012, the collections have generated nearly half a million book unit sales for the participating not-for-profit scholarly publishers.

The University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) grew from the partnership of Project MUSE and the University Press e-book Consortium (UPeC), formed in 2009 to explore the feasibility of a university press-based ebook initiative. With planning and development supported by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, UPeC surveyed the needs of the library community and developed and tested a business model. In spring 2011, Project MUSE was selected to implement UPeC’s plan for a transformative and sustainable product offering digital versions of book-length scholarship from many distinguished scholarly presses. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE launched in January 2012.

Source: Project MUSE

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