Project MUSE: New Titles and List Pricing for Journal Collections for 2012 Announced; University Press Content Consortium Beta Goes Live on August 1st
MUSE is keeping the price increase for 2012 to 6% for the Premium Collection, MUSE’s flagship journal collection, and 4% for the Standard and Humanities Collections. For the second year in a row, MUSE is holding the price increase to 2% on the Basic Research and Basic College Collections in response to especially difficult budget pressures for the kinds of institutions for whom those collections are designed. The Social Sciences Collection price increase is 3%, the first increase in three years, and coincides with significant new content added to the collection in 2012.
All journals joining MUSE for 2012 will be included in the Premium Collection. Additional titles will be included in each of the other five collections.
The complete article includes a list of the 25 titles confirmed as of the other day. Project MUSE says more new titles are expected to be announced very soon.
In eBook News:
In January 2012, MUSE will launch eBook Collections on its platform in cooperation with the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), fully integrated for search and discovery alongside its successful journal collections. A beta site will be available next week, August 1, featuring free sample book content searchable with MUSE journals: http://beta.muse.jhu.edu.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.