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October 30, 2014
From: Melanie Schaffner <muse@press.jhu.edu>
MUSE Launches 2015 Book Collections; Exclusive Set of Marx and Engels



Project MUSE Launches 2015 UPCC Book Collections, New Offerings include Collected Works of Marx and Engels

Project MUSE is now accepting orders for its forthcoming 2015 UPCC Book Collections on MUSE. Books from three new participating publishers are included in the collections, which include a number of new offerings for the upcoming year. Over 37,500 book titles, from more than 100 not-for profit publishers, will be available on the MUSE platform by the end of 2015.

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Lawrence and Wishart, and Princeton University Press are the newest publishers contributing books to the MUSE platform. Princeton has included over 2,000 titles from its distinguished backlist, many previously out of print. All three publishers will make books available for individual sale on MUSE as well as via collections.

New collection offerings for 2015 include a new Subject collection, Psychology, and a new Area Studies option, Middle Eastern Studies. Details on all available UPCC Book Collections are at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/book_collection_descriptions.html, and title lists may be downloaded from http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/book_title_list_html.cgi. Some title lists are preliminary and will continue to be updated as more information is available from the publishers.

Also being introduced in 2015 is the first Series Collection on MUSE, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: Collected Works, a 50-volume set from Lawrence and Wishart. The release of this collection, exclusive to MUSE, marks the first time the definitive English language edition of the Collected Works has been made available in electronic form. Published between 1975 and 2005 and covering 60 years of Marx and Engels writings, including the complete correspondence and newly discovered works, the 50 volumes contain material published for the first time in English and are the most complete in any language. Further details on the new collection may be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/marx_engels_collected_works.html.

Pricing for UPCC Book Collections on MUSE may be obtained by submitting the interest form at http://muse.jhu.edu/order/quote, or contacting muse@press.jhu.edu. Several consortia are offering MUSE book collections at modest discounts; please contact your preferred consortium to see if MUSE books are on offer. MUSE continues to offer very special pricing for libraries interested in comprehensive acquisition of all books available on the platform, as well as substantial discounts for large volume and bundled multi-collection purchases. Please contact MUSE for details.


Melanie Schaffner
Director, Sales and Marketing
Project MUSE




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