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Project MUSE News: Mary Rose Muccie Named Director, Project MUSE Melanie Schaffner 23 Oct 2006 18:23 UTC

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BALTIMORE (October 23, 2006) - The Johns Hopkins University Press is
pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Rose Muccie as the new
Director, Project MUSE®. Muccie will take the helm of the Press’
pioneering online scholarly journal publishing venture beginning
December 4, 2006.

“Project MUSE is proud to provide a fair and sustainable model for
electronic journal publishing that meets the needs of both libraries
and not-for-profit scholarly publishers,” said Kathleen Keane, director
of The Johns Hopkins University Press. “We are delighted to have an
experienced leader like Mary Rose in place to steer MUSE’s future
developments and cultivate its full potential as a powerful tool for
scholarly research and communication.”

Most recently, Muccie held the position of Publisher with the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), where she was
responsible for all aspects of the society’s book, journal, and
electronic publishing activities. Among her accomplishments during her
thirteen-year tenure with SIAM, Muccie counts the development of Locus,
the society’s complete journal archive digitization project, the
successful negotiation of licenses for SIAM’s online journal offerings
with several major library consortia, and the launch of notable new
journal titles including the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems,
an electronic-only title with an accompanying open-access web portal.
Muccie also chaired SIAM’s Library Advisory Committee and oversaw the
society’s reference and textbook publishing efforts, including e-book

Prior to joining SIAM, Muccie held editorial and production positions
with the J.B. Lippincott Company and the Philadelphia Bar Association.
She is an active member of the North American Serials Interest Group,
Special Libraries Association, and Society for Scholarly Publishing.
Muccie earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of

"I'm thrilled to be joining Project MUSE," said Muccie, "I look forward
to engaging in an ongoing dialogue with MUSE participating publishers
and the scholarly community, and to working with the MUSE staff to
continue to provide an equitable and reliable model for online journal
publishing in the humanities and social sciences."

Project MUSE®, Scholarly Journals Online, provides online access via
institutional subscription to the current full text of over 330
peer-reviewed scholarly periodicals. Managed by the Johns Hopkins
University Press, in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower
Library at Johns Hopkins University and the participating publishers,
MUSE offers titles from numerous university presses and not-for-profit
publishers in the humanities, the social sciences and the arts. The
Project has been hailed for its library-friendly licensing and usage
policies and user-friendly interface. Several affordable subscription
options are available, with discounts offered to certain categories of
libraries and for consortial purchases.For more information on MUSE,

Melanie B. Schaffner
Marketing and Sales Manager, Project MUSE
c/o The Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218 USA
p 410-516-3846
f 410-516-6968