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September 15, 2014
From: Kathleen Obbagy <muse@press.jhu.edu>
Project MUSE News: New Feature, New Promotional Items, and News about Usage Statistics



Interested in what topics are trending on MUSE? Curious as to whether your journal article or book appears on the list of content downloaded most often by MUSE users? Now you can find that information on the new Frequently Downloaded Content feature just launched on Project MUSE. The new feature lists journal articles and books downloaded most often by MUSE users around the world.

The Frequently Downloaded Content lists the top 10 items downloaded most often in a given month organized into several categories including frequency by research area, by journal, by publisher, and combined book and journal content overall.

Faculty and students can see the topics other MUSE users are reading and researching. Authors will be interested in tracking the frequency with which their published articles or books appear on the list (information that may be of particular value to your faculty and graduate students). Journal and book publishers will now have a general scan of what MUSE users are reading.

Access the link for Frequently Downloaded Content from the MUSE home page, http://muse.jhu.edu, or bookmark the page directly, http://muse.jhu.edu/frequently_downloaded.

New Promotional Item: Subject Brochures

Designed with faculty and graduate students in mind, the brochures highlight new and key content in major subject areas in MUSE. Each brochure features distinguished journals in that subject, new journals joining MUSE, and a selection of new MUSE/UPCC books in that subject. The five subject brochures offered initially are:
Film, Theater and Performing Arts
History
Literature
Religion and Philosophy
Social Sciences

The brochures may be helpful with outreach to faculty and graduate students by creating awareness of the depth of content available in MUSE journal and book collections. Order a supply of each subject using the request form found on http://muse.jhu.edu/about/librarians/promotional_material.html. We welcome your ideas for other subjects to include!

COUNTER 4 Compliant Usage Statistics

MUSE statistics are now compliant with Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. MUSE has been providing COUNTER 4 statistics since January; however, after the successful completion of an audit, MUSE statistics are now officially compliant with Release 4 of COUNTER. Download your MUSE usage statistics at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/stats.html. As a convenience to libraries, MUSE will continue to provide statistics in COUNTER 3 format through the end of this year.

If you have any questions, please contact MUSE Customer Support at muse@press.jhu.edu for assistance.

Kathleen Obbagy
Library Outreach Specialist




July 24, 2014
From: Melanie Schaffner <muse@press.jhu.edu>
Project MUSE Survey on Discovery Services



Project MUSE is interested in knowing more about the single search discovery services that many libraries are using to enhance discoverability of the academic resources they provide to their campus. We want to ensure MUSE content is adequately and accurately represented in the appropriate services, to assist with discovery for your users.

To help us with this initiative, could you please complete this very brief (3 question) survey on discovery services at your library? It should take less than five minutes of your time and your responses will help us better serve you and your library patrons.

https://app.e2ma.net/app2/survey/1401915/213044005/4704d0a875/

Thank you for your participation!