Single title purchasing of UPCC books on MUSE now available through YBP

(28 March 2013) Single-title purchasing of selected digital books from the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) on the Project MUSE platform is now available through MUSE’s partnership with YBP Library Services. Over 14,000 UPCC titles in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences may be discovered and ordered via GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s acquisition and collection management interface.

UPCC books on MUSE offer DRM-free content with unlimited simultaneous usage, downloading, and printing; mobile accessibility on any PDF-compatible device; perpetual access rights; and full integration with MUSE’s extensive journal content for searching, browsing, and discovery.

Through GOBI3, YBP’s library customers may discover all the UPCC titles offered for individual purchase, and may elect to receive new title notification or have titles automatically delivered by the MUSE platform through YBP’s eApproval program.

Participating publishers select the books they wish to make available via the single title purchasing program facilitated by YBP, and set the prices for their titles. Sixty-seven (67) university press and related scholarly publishers are offering books for individual purchase on MUSE, from among the 84 presses contributing to the UPCC program.

Project MUSE now provides access to well over 20,000 books from the many distinguished academic presses participating in UPCC. Books are offered for purchase in collections organized by subject and/or publication date, via two subscription options (one for current titles and one featuring backlist books), and now for single-title ordering through YBP. With this variety of flexible acquisition options, libraries may develop a strategy for the UPCC content that best meets local needs and budget situations.

For more information about UPCC/MUSE, including a list of publishers with books available for single-title purchasing, visit http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/book_purchase.html or contact muse@press.jhu.edu.