University Press Content Consortium a new resource for readers, scholars

Author: Carol C. Bradley

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The University of Notre Dame Press is among a group of scholarly publishers that are participating in the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), which offers readers a new way to locate and browse e-books.

The newly launched UPCC Book Collections provide libraries, researchers, and students with access to a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with Project MUSE’s electronic journal collections.

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide.

MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE’s scholarly journal content.

The newly created UPCC allows e-books from its member presses, representing as many as 15,000 frontlist and backlist titles to be discovered and searched, along with content from over five hundred respected scholarly journals currently on MUSE.

“Our user community will benefit greatly from the integrated research opportunities presented by putting university press books content alongside journal collections,” said Dean Smith, Director of Project MUSE. “Publishers and authors will see their books exposed to MUSE’s installed base of several million scholars, researchers, and students across the globe.”

“The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to be a part of this significant initiative,” said Harv Humphrey, interim managing director of the press. “We are looking forward to making more and more of our titles available through the UPCC collections.”

For more information on Project MUSE’s UPCC Book Collections and to browse title lists, click here>.