January 3, 2011

Project MUSE confirms 27 publishers for first e-books

Project MUSE has signed contracts with 27 scholarly publishers to offer their upcoming monographs in the humanities and social sciences as part of electronic book collections on the MUSE platform. MUSE is partnering for the program with many of the same publishers that currently contribute content to its successful electronic scholarly journal collections. Among those participating in the e-book initiative are Columbia University Press, University of Michigan Press, Georgetown University Press, Duke University Press, Indiana University Press, Penn State University Press, University of Illinois Press and the Johns Hopkins University Press.

The first collections of frontlist monographs will be offered for purchase in fall 2011. Subject-based collections as well as a comprehensive collection of all available titles will be offered. Pricing and book title details are expected to be announced by late March.

Book content will be seamlessly integrated with MUSE’s existing journal content, allowing users to search and browse across formats and easily discover related scholarship. Books will be offered in PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level.