By Project MUSE

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.

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MUSE Books Custom Collections offer subject area coverage in many humanities and social science disciplines, including literature, history, philosophy and religion, global cultural studies, gender studies, politics and policy studies, film, theater, performing arts, education, area studies, public health and health policy, and many more,

Discounts are offered for larger collections, and shared collection inquiries are welcome. Orders may be placed directly or via one of MUSE’s many consortium partners. Project MUSE will also continue to offer our annual frontlist collections, which allow libraries to advance purchase the next year's newly-published books by subject or area, or as a comprehensive collection of all newly-released titles on the MUSE platform. Title lists for the pre-purchased annual frontlist collections may not be customized, but newly-published books will also be eligible for inclusion in custom collections as soon as each title is available on MUSE.

To create a custom collection, a library may begin by filtering our extensive title catalog by subject, publisher, publication date, and price – or start with a known list of desired books – to curate a purchase that includes only the titles needed, within the available budget. Because the library controls the titles included in any custom collection, there’s no need to worry about duplicating titles already owned elsewhere. Acquire just a few books as needed, or instantly expand subject coverage with a large purchase of essential, richly relevant titles from trusted scholarly presses.

Ready to explore Project MUSE Books Custom Collections? Contact us now to get started.