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UPCC Books on Project MUSE

The University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) launched in 2012. UPCC Books on Project MUSE offer thousands of peer-reviewed digital books from major university presses and scholarly publishers and allow books to be discovered and searched in an integrated environment with content from over 500 journals currently on MUSE.

UPCC Participating Publishers

  • African Books Collective
  • Association for Scottish Literary Studies (coming 2015)
  • Baylor University Press
  • Brandeis University Press
  • Brookings Institution Press
  • Calgary Institute for Humanities
  • Catholic University of America Press
  • Center for Literary Publishing
  • Central European University Press
  • Chinese University Press
  • Cork University Press
  • Cornell University Press
  • Cornell University East Asia Program
  • Dartmouth College Press
  • Duke University Press
  • Duquesne University Press
  • ELT Press
  • The Feminist Press
  • Fordham University Press
  • Fortress Press
  • Franciscan Institute Publications
  • Gallaudet University Press
  • Georgetown University Press
  • Hong Kong University Press
  • Indiana University Press
  • Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Jewish Publication Society
  • Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Kent State University Press
  • Lawrence & Wishart (coming 2015)
  • Leuven University Press
  • Liberty Fund
  • Louisiana State University Press
  • Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • Medieval Institute Publications
  • Michigan State University Press
  • Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • The MIT Press
  • National Bureau of Asian Research
  • New York University Press
  • Northern Illinois University Press
  • Northeastern University Press
  • Northwestern University Press
  • NUS Press Ltd
  • Ohio State University Press
  • Ohio University Press
  • Oregon State University Press
  • Pennsylvania State University Press
  • Presses de l'Université du Québec
  • Princeton University Press (coming 2015)
  • Purdue University Press
  • Red Hen Press
  • RIT Press
  • Russell Sage Foundation
  • Rutgers University Press
  • School for Advanced Research Press
  • Slavica Publishers
  • Southern Illinois University Press
  • SUNY Press
  • Syracuse University Press
  • Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth
  • Temple University Press
  • Texas A&M University Press
  • Texas Christian University Press
  • Texas State Historical Association
  • Texas Tech University Press
  • Tufts University Press
  • University of Akron Press
  • University of Alabama Press
  • University of Arizona Press
  • University of Arkansas Press
  • University of California Press
  • University of Georgia Press
  • University of Hawaii Press
  • University of Illinois Press
  • University of Iowa Press
  • University of Massachusetts Press
  • University of Michigan Press
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • University of Missouri Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • University of Nevada Press
  • University of New Hampshire Press
  • University of New Mexico Press
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • University of North Texas Press
  • University of Notre Dame Press
  • University of Ottawa Press
  • University of Pennsylvania Press
  • University of Pittsburgh Press
  • University of South Carolina Press
  • University of Tennessee Press
  • University of Texas Press
  • University of Vermont Press
  • University of Virginia Press
  • University of Washington Press
  • University of Wisconsin Press
  • University Press of Colorado
  • University Press of Florida
  • University Press of Kansas
  • University Press of Kentucky
  • University Press of Mississippi
  • University Press of New England
  • Utah State University Press
  • Vanderbilt University Press
  • Wayne State University Press
  • Wesleyan University Press
  • West Virginia University Press
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Press

List of UPCC publishers in Excel format.

Collection Features and Title Lists

UPCC Books on Project MUSE offer peer-reviewed books from university presses and scholarly publishers and feature:

  • Collections sold in full calendar year packages  
  • Unlimited simultaneous usage of book content, with no DRM and no restrictions on printing or downloading
  • Digital book released at the same time as the print book  
  • Ownership and perpetual access rights for books purchased
  • Books in PDF format
  • Books searchable and retrievable to the chapter level
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • Free MARC records for all books
  • Archival collections of backlist titles
  • Books fully integrated on the MUSE platform with the ability to search across combined book and journal content or limit searches by content type.

Title lists for all collections are available for download in Excel format.

Sample UPCC Book Content

A sampling of books is available for free browsing to assist libraries in evaluating the functionality of books on Project MUSE. Find the free sample books here.

Development of UPCC Book Collections

Project MUSE's collection development policies have been set with guidance from our Advisory Boards and the input from scholars and academic librarians.  In general we solicit participation from university presses in the U.S. and abroad and independent, not-for-profit society and scholarly publishers.  We seek journal and monographic works of superior quality in the humanities and social sciences.  Content should be peer-reviewed, of relevance to our global cohort of researchers and scholars, and contribute to interdisciplinary inquiry and debate.

UPCC Advisory Board

The UPCC Advisory Board makes a vital contribution to the long-term vision of the UPCC Books Program. The membership of the Board is represented by directors from UPCC partner publishers. The Board helps Project MUSE sharpen its mandate by identifying and serving the common interests of our publisher partners and the academic library community.

UPCC Publisher Representatives

  • Gabriel Dotto, Director, Michigan State University Press [2015]
  • Ellen Faran, Director, The MIT Press [2015]
  • Mahinder Kingra, Interim Co-Director, Cornell University Press  [2016]
  • Darrin Pratt, Director, University Press of Colorado [2015]
  • Leila Salisbury, Director, University Press of Mississippi [2015]
  • Mark Saunders, Director, University of Virginia Press [2015]
  • John Sherer, Director, University of North Carolina Press  [2016]

UPCC Library Representatives

  • Earl Griffith, Assistant Director, Collections & Scholarly Resources, Denison University  [2016]
  • Bryan Skib, Associate University Librarian for Collections, University of Michigan  [2016]
  • ARL representative TBD

UPCC Ex Officio Members

  • Greg Britton, Editorial Director, JHUP
  • Becky Clark, Marketing Director, JHUP
  • Terry Ehling, Associate Director, Project MUSE
  • Kathleen Keane, Director, JHUP
  • Dean Smith, Director, Project MUSE

The University Press e-book Consortium (UPeC) emerged in 2009 to explore the feasibility of a university press–based e-book initiative. Five press directors serve as UPeC principals: Steve Maikowski, New York University Press; Alex Holzman, Temple University Press; Marlie Wasserman, Rutgers University Press; Eric Halpern, University of Pennsylvania Press; and Donna Shear, University of Nebraska Press.

UPeC planning and development was supported by two grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Working from the outset with two groups of experienced consultants—Informed Strategies, which surveyed the needs of the library community, along with Chain Bridge Group, which developed and tested the business model—UPeC began its search for a business partner at the beginning of 2011.

JHUP’s success in balancing the interests of publishers and librarians informed UPeC’s selection of MUSE, according to Steve Maikowski, director of the New York University Press. “The efficiencies and cost savings resulting from this collaboration will bring far more revenue to participating presses than current third-party models,” he said. “Because both initiatives are university-press based, there is a strong mission alliance.”

In March 2011, MUSE announced it had entered into a new partnership with UPeC to create UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE. The merger is part of a multimillion-dollar commitment to the ongoing growth and expansion of Project MUSE, according to director Dean Smith. “By leveraging the MUSE brand and investing in technology that ensures the program’s future performance, we can grow at a rapid pace while continuing our 15-year tradition of providing quality scholarly content at a fair price.”

UPCC Books launched on Project MUSE in January 2012. The book collections offer thousands of peer-reviewed digital books from over 65 major university presses and scholarly publishers and allow books to be discovered and searched in an integrated environment with content from nearly 500 journals currently on MUSE.