CUHK’s Chinese University Press is among them
(Baltimore, MD, 18 June 2013) Eight distinguished scholarly presses, including the recently-revived University of Missouri Press and the Chinese University Press, are confirmed to join the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) and make their books available digitally on the Project MUSE platform in 2014. Cornell University Press, Northern Illinois University Press, Ohio State University Press, School for Advanced Research (SAR) Press, Texas Tech University Press, and University of South Carolina Press constitute the remainder of the new participants in UPCC Books on MUSE.
Founded in 1977 as the publishing house of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chinese University Press specializes in Chinese studies in literature, history, philosophy, languages, and the arts. The Press’ journal The China Review is also now available in Project MUSE.
The new participating publishers bring a variety of program strengths in MUSE’s core humanities and social science disciplines, including political science and policy studies, cultural studies, anthropology, literary theory and criticism, religion, Asian studies, United States regional studies, and Indigenous studies. Their books will join the more than 23,000 scholarly titles expected to be available on the MUSE platform by the end of 2013, and will bring the total number of UPCC presses to 91.
All of the new presses are expected to make their books available in both the UPCC Collections on MUSE and the recently launched Single Title Sales program, a partnership initiative with YPB Library Services facilitated through YBP’s GOBI3 acquisition interface. Details on 2014 collections and titles will be released in October.
Books on MUSE are now available for unlimited DRM-free usage, downloading and printing by scholars and students at over 150 institutions in nearly 20 countries. Acquisition of MUSE book collections has generated well over half a million in unit book sales for the participating not-for-profit publishers since the launch of UPCC on MUSE in January 2012.
Read the announcement here.