October 21, 2021

Milestones: Project MUSE Launches Virtual 25th Anniversary Celebration, Includes a Curated Selection of Articles on Digital Humanities

From a Project MUSE Announcement:

How do you celebrate a milestone anniversary during a pandemic?  If you are Project MUSE, the massive online collection of humanities and social sciences content administered by Johns Hopkins University Press, you cancel in-person celebrations and postpone the launch of an online tribute to 25 years of innovation and service.  Instead, you focus exclusively on using your digital resources and expertise to help a global academic community that is suddenly tasked with completing the spring semester remotely.

As the world adjusts to evolving and varied public health concerns, Project MUSE is looking back on a year like no other and proceeding with the launch of a long-planned anniversary website that collects the stories and celebrates the milestones of “25 years supporting digital scholarship.”  The anniversary website features a new video, a timeline of the platform’s evolution and growth, and reflections from 25 current and former staff members and associates.

It also includes a new read-for-free curated selection of MUSE content from a variety of publishers called “MUSE in Focus: Charting the Digital Humanities.” The journal articles and books explore the history and theory behind digital humanities, trace its course through to the present, and chart the range of paths forward as scholarly communications adapt to an increasingly digital world.

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What began in 1995 as a pioneering effort to serve 12 humanities journals published by JHU Press to 53 subscribing institutions has grown into a platform with 3,000+ subscribing institutions in 77 countries; collections with 500,000+ journal articles and 1.3 million book chapters from 259 publishers; and 14 million downloads annually by users worldwide.  

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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