September 25, 2012 – New York, NY Portico and Project MUSE are pleased to announce that they are partnering to secure the long-term preservation of e-books published online in MUSE through the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC). Working together, Project MUSE and Portico will ensure that the e-book offerings of the UPCCâ€”73 presses and more than 15,000 books at the time of signingâ€”will remain available for future scholars, researchers, and students. Continue reading Portico and Project MUSE partner on eBook preservation
Project MUSE just launched a new interface which features book and journal content on an integrated platform.Â While not mentioned in the press release, the interface does appear to be searching content from 70 University Press partner publishers.Â Project MUSE is the host for the UPCC – University Press Content Consortia. Here is more information from the press release:
Project MUSE’s new interface, featuring book and journal content integrated on a single platform, is up and running at muse.jhu.edu. Over 12,000 scholarly book titles from nearly 70 distinguished university presses and related publishers can now be located and browsed along with the content from MUSE’s more than 500 respected journals. Further, new 2012 book titles will soon begin appearing on MUSE, simultaneously with their release in print. Continue reading New Project MUSE Web Interface is Live for eBooks and Journals
This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today. Â Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive.
Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer.
Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing
- Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from back then – user interface, compatibility, digital rights, unauthorized access and copying, business models.
- EBSCO Publishing acquired NetLibrary one year ago, the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost is available now. Continue reading CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges
Great article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today about 4 options UPs have for creating eBook content.Â The choices include:Â JSTOR, Project MUSE, Oxford University Press, and a consortium led by several midsize presses.
From the COHE article, written by Jennifer Howard – “Everyone is rushing now to announce,” Douglas Armato, director of the University of Minnesota Press, said via e-mail. He has been involved in the planning conversations behind some of the new ventures. “The good news, I think, is that the e-transition for the institutional market is clearlyâ€”and finallyâ€”at escape velocity,” he added.
Thanks to Resource Shelf for this information.
Project MUSE just announced the launch of an eBook program for 2011, Project MUSE Editions. Â There are currently 9 university and institute presses on board with more negotiations in process. From the press release: Â Continue reading Project MUSE to offer eBooks in 2011