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2022 pricing for Project MUSE ebooks is now available. There is no deadline; libraries may order at any time.
These are ebooks available for a one time purchase, no subscription. Collections or individual titles are available for purchase.
This is a Consortia Canada offering, TAL is the lead.
MUSE has discontinued all "backfile" collections with the exception of the "All Books" Package and will only offer the Current year in the subject collections. Backfile titles can still be ordered but they are no longer available as prepared collections, instead, a library can choose what titles they wish to have and we send it to the vendor for price confirmation. MUSE has moved to a Custom Collections model. Eventually, libraries will have a tool where they can do this themselves, but it is not yet available. The same 10% consortium discount and 6.5% commission rate is still available, with the exception of about 4000 titles that the publisher has identified as ineligible for a discount. The vendor will create backfile collections for schools upon request, they just do the title selection for the school but the school can still pick and choose.
In the past, the backfile collections were priced by Tier and then the 10% consortium discount on top of that. The tiers actually had discounts because those purchasing it had to get all titles. Now that selections are on a title by title basis, the price is per book regardless of library size. The vendor is working on a new discounting structure not yet available. Ideally, this will be in place by early 2022 but that is not yet known. Options were discussed. As with all MUSE pricing, they set the discounting and pricing and that becomes standard for all schools or consortia.
To order custom collections for backlists, libraries have to contact our rep Douglas Storm email@example.com or or firstname.lastname@example.org to request title information and pricing. A library can review the holdings tool and then request pricing on any list they create from there (Book ID or ISBN from that excel sheet needs to be included for us to upload a list and generate pricing). All orders have to be sent through TAL to qualify for the consortium discounts. Do not place the order directly.
Frontlist collections are still available and will continue the same way as they always have as pre-purchased subject collections. 2022 Frontlist Collections are posted below in an Excel file. As usual with all MUSE frontlist purchases, the number of titles noted is what is expected throughout the year.
From the vendor:
Project MUSE is excited to announce a flexible and cost-effective new way to acquire scholarly books on the platform. Project MUSE Books Custom Collections offer ultimate choice – libraries may design a targeted collection by filtering our 70,000+ available titles on criteria such as subject, publisher, and publication date, or may more closely curate a collection by making individual title selections. Instantly gain resources to support a new program/major, easily add electronic access for existing print holdings, or quickly address course needs with a collection tailored to instructor requests.
The MUSE platform offers books from nearly 200 respected university presses, scholarly societies, and related not-for-profit publishers, across a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. All titles are DRM-free, with unlimited simultaneous use, downloading, and printing, making them ideal for both research and class use.
Product information and title lists: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/librarians/book-products/
Orders are accepted any time, until October 31, 2019.
Orders will be accepted throughout the year.
Use the order form attached above to list collections. Christa Foley will complete the order form and send it to MUSE to ensure there is no overlap (MUSE will not issue refunds) and to determine final prices with eligible discounts applied. You will be invoiced once TAL is invoiced.