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International Academic and Public Libraries

Please note that this pricing model does not apply to the US or Canada for academic or public libraries.

International Price Quote Form

Please complete the quote form to receive pricing for your institution. Determining the appropriate fee level is a collaborative process that begins with submission of basic information about your institution.

How Pricing is Determined

Project MUSE pricing for international institutions is determined through several steps:

Step 1: World Bank World Development Indicators This classification scheme groups countries into four categories based on GNI per capita: High Income, Upper Middle Income, Lower Middle Income, and Low Income.

Step 2: Degrees offered in Humanities and Social Science disciplines. In consultation with the librarian or consortium head, Project MUSE determines how many PHD, MA, BA, and AA degree programs are offered by the institution in the disciplines supported by Project MUSE content.

Step 3: Additional factors may be considered on a case by case basis. Full time equivalent (FTE) numbers of students and faculty will sometimes be considered, as well as socio-political, economic, structural, and technological factors that may influence funding for education in a particular country or during a particular period of time. For non-academic libraries, factors such as the population served by the library may be considered.

Project MUSE and Developing Countries

MUSE book and journal pricing is tiered based on the World Bank World Development Indicators (see above), recognizing the unique needs of libraries in economically disadvantaged countries. In addition, Project MUSE participates in INASP, a program that works to make book and journal content more widely available to libraries in developing countries. This organization helps MUSE's mission-driven publishers reach new audiences with their content in places they might not be able to reach on their own. For Project MUSE, the focus with INASP is the low-income countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Central America, although INASP's membership is much broader than just these two regions.