Portico and Project MUSE partner on eBook preservation

September 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

September 25, 2012 – New York, NY Portico and Project MUSE are pleased to announce that they are partnering to secure the long-term preservation of e-books published online in MUSE through the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC). Working together, Project MUSE and Portico will ensure that the e-book offerings of the UPCC—73 presses and more […]

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New Project MUSE Web Interface is Live for eBooks and Journals

January 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Project MUSE just launched a new interface which features book and journal content on an integrated platform.  While not mentioned in the press release, the interface does appear to be searching content from 70 University Press partner publishers.  Project MUSE is the host for the UPCC – University Press Content Consortia. Here is more information […]

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CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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University Presses Finally Have eBook Options

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today about 4 options UPs have for creating eBook content.  The choices include:  JSTOR, Project MUSE, Oxford University Press, and a consortium led by several midsize presses. From the COHE article, written by Jennifer Howard – “Everyone is rushing now to announce,” Douglas Armato, director of the […]

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Project MUSE to offer eBooks in 2011

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

Thanks to Resource Shelf for this information. Project MUSE just announced the launch of an eBook program for 2011, Project MUSE Editions.  There are currently 9 university and institute presses on board with more negotiations in process. From the press release:  

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