12 Academic Presses Joining Project MUSE/UPCC Ebook Collections in 2014; 30,000 Digital Titles Available by End of Year
From Project MUSE:
Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 2014 pricing for its UPCC Book Collections is now available. The UPCC collections include scholarly books primarily in the humanities and social sciences from more than 100 university presses and related not-for-profit publishers, and will make available some 30,000 digital books by the end of 2014.
The UPCC collections include scholarly books primarily in the humanities and social sciences from more than 100 university presses and related not-for-profit publishers, and will make available some 30,000 digital books by the end of 2014.
With the inclusion of content from several distinguished university presses for 2014, among them the University of California Press, University of Minnesota Press, and the recently revived University of Missouri Press, MUSE continues to expand its book offerings in key disciplines including literature, anthropology, political science, cultural studies, religion, regional studies, and the arts.
A total of twelve additional participating publishers have been confirmed to date, including:
- Chinese University Press
- Cornell University Press
- Fortress Press
- Leuven University Press
- Northern Illinois University Press
- Ohio State University Press
- School for Advanced Research Press
- Texas Tech University Press
- University of California Press
- University of Minnesota Press
- University of Missouri Press
- University of South Carolina Press
More About UPCC Titles
Also available are Area Studies Collections, introduced for 2013 in response to library requests, including African Studies, American Studies, Asian and Pacific Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Russian and East European Studies. These interdisciplinary collections bring together books that facilitate in-depth examination of the historical, cultural, political, and social forces shaping the region of interest.
Also introduced during 2013 was the option for title-by-title book purchasing, currently facilitated through YBP Library Services.
Access to UPCC books is also offered through a subscription model, with two options based on the publication dates of the included titles. The Current Subscription option provides faculty and students with unlimited access to more than 8,500 books published in 2012, 2013, and forthcoming in 2014.
An Archive Subscription is also available, providing unlimited access to over 21,000 UPCC books published in 2011 or earlier for a very reasonable fee.
All UPCC books on MUSE are DRM-free, with unlimited simultaneous usage, downloading, and printing. Accessible on any PDF-compatible mobile device, the books are fully integrated for searching and browsing with the hundreds of thousands of scholarly journal articles in MUSE. Interlibrary loan is allowed for purchased books.
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