Eight presses join UPCC

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Eight scholarly presses, including the recently-revived University of Missouri Press and the Chinese University Press, have joined the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) and will make their books available digitally on the Project Muse platform in 2014.

New additions to the UPCC also include Cornell University Press, Northern Illinois University Press, Ohio State University Press, School for Advanced Research Press, Texas Tech University Press, and University of South Carolina Press.

The new participating publishers promise to enhance 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.