Project MUSE just launched a new interface which features book and journal content on an integrated platform. While not mentioned in the press release, the interface does appear to be searching content from 70 University Press partner publishers. 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
I received this press release from the AAUP mailing list today. It is reprinted in part below.
Two major university press e-book initiatives –Project MUSE Editions (PME) and the University Press e-book Consortium (UPeC) — have joined
forces. The result of this merger — the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) — will launch January 1, 2012.
The partnership allows e-books from an anticipated 60-70 university presses and non-profit scholarly presses — representing as many as
30,000 frontlist and backlist titles — to be discovered and searched in an integrated environment with content from nearly 500 journals
currently on MUSE. Continue reading Project MUSE Editions and the Univ. Press e-book Consortium Merge
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