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Subject: Fwd: New Project MUSE Platform Goes Live in One Month
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:33:25 +0100

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Den första Big Deal, Göteborgs UB abonnerade på var
Project MUSE. Det blev humanister och samhällsvetare
som fick det första elektroniska tidskriftspaketet. Sedan
blev det STM för nästan hela slanten.

Fortfarande är Project MUSE en nästan 100%-ig kvalitets-
produkt i motsatts till STM-paketen som bara var det till
20-30% .

Dom 14.000 böcker som nu tillkommer innebär en kraftig
kvalitetsförstärkning. Detta abonnemang är värt vartenda öre
i motsatts till dom flesta andra Big Deals.

Kanske även jag kommer att ladda ner min första e-bok trots att jag
anser att pappersboken är helt överlägsen. Men för många studenter
ökar möjligheterna till klippa och klistra.


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From: LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 2011/12/2
Subject: New Project MUSE Platform Goes Live in One Month
To: [log in to unmask]

From: Melanie Schaffner <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 16:31:47 -0500

New Project MUSE Platform Goes Live in One Month

Project MUSE's new books + journals combined platform will go live on
January 1, 2012. Redesigned to coincide with the addition of books to the
existing journals content, the new platform is available for preview on
our beta site, released in August, at At the
launch of the new platform, over 14,000 books from 66 university presses
and related scholarly publishers will be available alongside MUSE's over
500 electronic journals.

Highlights of the new Project MUSE platform include:

- Faceted searching, with options to filter search results by subject
area, author, and language

- Enhanced browsing by subject area, title, or publisher, across books and
journals or filtered by content type

- Powerful new hierarchical subject structure, allowing users to drill
down to the most relevant content and encouraging discovery

- Search box on each page of the site, with predictive search terms

- New access icons to help users clearly identify content to which they
have paid access through their institution, free sample content, and open
access content

- Discovery and research tools at both the book and journal article level,
including More by This Author and Related Content links, citation
downloading/exporting, and social sharing

- "Search Inside..." feature for both books and journals

- DOIs at title and chapter level for books, article level for journals

At launch on January 1, all of the books in MUSE's new UPCC Book
Collections will be visible in search results and when browsing on the
platform. Users at libraries which have purchased or subscribed to book
collections on MUSE will have immediate full-text access to content from
those collections.

MUSE will provide a one-month preview period during January 2012 to allow
librarians and scholars to discover the significant breadth and depth of
book content available on Project MUSE.  At the end of the preview period,
January 31, 2012, search results will default to only content to which the
searcher has full-text access. At this point, users will have the option
to toggle the search to show all available books and journals relevant to
a search, if desired. Books will continue to be visible while browsing.

A search box on every page of the site offers users the option of
searching both books and journals, or filtering by content type prior to
running the search. At the search results level, users may again filter to
just books or just journals, as well as to only content for which they
have full text access.

The redesigned MUSE website will feature new search and discovery
functionality to help users make the most of their searches and of the
greatly expanded content available. The beta site highlights just a few of
the new features that will be available when the new site launches on
January 1.

MUSE expects to make preliminary tutorial material for the new site
available in December, with more extensive instructional materials
available in January. The beta site and the current site will continue to
operate in parallel until December 31, 2011, with the new platform going
live January 1, 2012. The Project MUSE URL remains,
and links to scholarly content in MUSE (journal articles and issues) will
not be affected by the platform change, but libraries and users which have
bookmarked informational pages within the site may need to update these
bookmarks after the January 1 transition.

To reiterate, for the one-month preview period of January 2012, searches
on the new platform will default to displaying all relevant book and
journal results, unless the user selects to filter to only books or only
journals at the time of searching. After January 31, 2012, search results
will default to only that journal and/or book content to which a user has
full-text access.

As has always been the case with journal content on MUSE, UPCC books on
MUSE will offer unlimited usage, downloading, and printing for purchasing
libraries. Book content is offered in DRM-free, chapter-level PDFs.
COUNTER-compliant statistics and free MARC records will be available for
UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE.

Questions about the platform transition, UPCC Book Collections on MUSE,
and any other issues may be directed to Project MUSE Customer Support at
[log in to unmask]

Melanie Schaffner
Director, Sales and Marketing
Project MUSE
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, MD 21218 USA

Jan Szczepanski
Övre Olskroksgatan 20
416 67 Göteborg
Tel: 041 - 19 68 72
E-post: [log in to unmask]

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