Email list hosting service & mailing list manager

Commercial digest (2 messages) Bob Persing 24 Dec 2010 21:36 UTC


The Commercial Digest is a weekly compilation of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers,
publishers, vendors, agents, etc.)

This week's digest contains 2 messages:
1) Project MUSE News: 27 Publishers Contracted for E-Book Collections on
2) Please Join Deanna Marcum and ITHAKA staff at ALA

Message #1:

Subject: Project MUSE News: 27 Publishers Contracted for E-Book
Collections on MUSE
From: "Melanie Schaffner" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:26:53 -0500 (EST)

Twenty-seven publishers confirmed for first season of e-book collections
on Project MUSE

Project MUSE has signed contracts with 27 distinguished scholarly
publishers to offer their upcoming monographs in the humanities and social
sciences as part of electronic book collections on the MUSE platform.
Among the publishers participating in the initiative are Columbia
University Press, University of Michigan Press, Georgetown University
Press, Duke University Press, Indiana University Press, Penn State
University Press, University of Illinois Press, and the Johns Hopkins
University Press. MUSE is partnering for the e-book program with many of
the same publishers who currently contribute content to its successful
electronic scholarly journal collections. A complete list of participating
presses is available at

The first collections of frontlist monographs will be offered for purchase
in Fall 2011. Subject-based collections as well as a comprehensive
collection of all available titles will be offered. Pricing and book title
details for the Fall 2011 collections are expected to be announced by late

Sample book content will appear on the MUSE platform in the first quarter
of 2011. Book content will be seamlessly integrated with MUSE's existing
journal content, allowing users to search and browse across formats and
easily discover related scholarship. Books on MUSE will be offered in PDF
format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level.

MUSE continues discussions with interested scholarly publishers, and
expects to announce additional participating presses for the Spring 2012
e-books collections. Further details on Project MUSE's e-book initiative
are available at A
sneak preview of plans for e-books on MUSE will be offered during MUSE's
User Group gathering at the upcoming American Library Association
Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The session is scheduled for 8:00 am on
Saturday, January 8, in the Library Room of the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.
For more information or to RSVP to attend, please email

Melanie Schaffner,
Marketing and Sales Manager, Project MUSE

Message #2:

Subject: Please Join Deanna Marcum and ITHAKA staff at ALA
Date: 12/22/10 14:24
From: Sarah Glasser <>

Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library
of Congress, will be speaking at the ITHAKA (JSTOR and Portico)
participant meeting at ALA, encouraging us to consider the
transformative impact collaboration can have in today’s environment.
Deanna has been leading innovation in Library of Congress services since
2003, chairs the preservation sub-committee of the ITHAKA Board, and is
part of the recently named steering committee exploring the feasibility
of creating a National Public Digital Library. ITHAKA staff will also
highlight important new developments, including the new Portico E-book
and D-Collection preservation services and the JSTOR Current Scholarship

The meeting will be from 8-10 AM, Sunday, January 9 at the Hilton
Bayfront Hotel.

Please RSVP to We look forward to seeing you!