Project Muse announced earlier today that 6 more publishers have signed contracts to be part of the UPCC (University Press Content Consortium) set to launch on July 1, 2011. As of today, 51 publishers have formally signed contracts.
Among the new publishers joining the initiative are Pennsylvania State University Press, Georgetown University Press, Northwestern University Press, Cork University Press, Hong Kong University Press, University of Texas Press, Vanderbilt University Press, University of Arizona Press, Southern Illinois University Press, and Wilfrid Laurier University Press. The newly confirmed participants bring strengths in indigenous studies, comparative literature, Latin American studies, theater, Irish studies, and Jewish studies, among others, and will supplement anticipated content depth in areas such as literary criticism, policy studies, religion, gender studies, bioethics, and history of medicine and technology.
An announcement from two weeks ago said 25 contracts had been signed publishers as of April 7, 2011. It also said that another 45 publishers had committed to join UPCC.
Here’s the complete text of today’s announcement. It includes a list of all 51 formally signed participants.