(June 7, 2020) Getty Publications, the award-winning publisher affiliated with J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute and Getty Conservation Institute, has joined Project MUSE with the goal of providing academic libraries with broader and easier access to a selection of its highly regarded art and art history publications.
Aarhus University Press has joined Project MUSE with the goal of making available to academic libraries their full list of highly regarded books in archaeology, anthropology, arts, and many other humanities and social sciences disciplines. Both front and backlist titles from Aarhus University Press will be available as part of Project MUSE's ebook collections beginning in January 2021.
"MUSE in Focus: Confronting Structural Racism" is a selection of temporarily free books and articles from a wide range of publishers and perspectives about the history of racism in America, its endurance throughout society, and how the country can respond now to enact meaningful and lasting reform. We hope that this selection of research can help inform the necessary conversations and actions around this topic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted both Project MUSE’s library customers and its participating not-for-profit publishers, along with the rest of the research and education community. After a great deal of consultation with our constituents, in light of the ongoing operational and financial pressures affecting us all, we have made a decision to keep pricing for all our Project MUSE Journal Collections flat for the 2021 calendar year subscription term.
"MUSE in Focus: Contextualizing Pandemic" is a small sampling of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the broad topic of pandemic and its effects throughout history, in culture, and on humanity as a whole. We hope that bringing these pieces together will help to bring historical and cultural context to the current crisis, so that we may look to the knowledge of the past to guide us forward.
In the past week, Project MUSE has partnered with the community of not-for-profit scholarly presses providing journals and books on our platform to offer significant amounts of that content for free. More than 50 publishers have chosen to temporarily make content freely available to assist with access for the many students, faculty, and researchers now working remotely due to the global public health crisis of COVID-19.
In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform.
Amid ongoing concern about COVID-19, Project MUSE’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees. We are all currently doing well, and we very much hope you are too. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing around this evolving situation, and we want to assure you that we are committed to being responsive to all of our customers' needs.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce that content is now available on our platform from all of the journals joining our collections in 2020. The newly-added titles bring the total number of distinguished humanities and social science journals contributing current issues to the MUSE collections to 598.