MUSE E-Mail Announcement Archive



October 12, 2017
From: Kathleen Obbagy
Project MUSE News: Project MUSE Implements Google Scholar CASA

Project MUSE Implements Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) in Cooperation with Google Scholar, Improving Off-Campus and Mobile Access to Full Text Project MUSE, the trusted source for humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly publishers, has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution’s users even when off campus or from a mobile device. An extension of Google Scholar’s Subscriber Links service, CASA makes note of a user’s institutional affiliation when they access content from an authorized on-campus location, and then enables continued access to their library’s MUSE journal and book holdings from home or when using a device not connected to the institution’s network. Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar, said, "CASA builds on Google Scholar's Subscriber Links program which provides direct links in the search interface to subscribed collections for on-campus users. With CASA, a researcher can start a literature survey on campus and resume where she left off once she is home, or travelling, with no hoops to jump through. Her subscribed collections are highlighted in Google Scholar searches and she is able to access articles in exactly the same way as on campus." CASA makes it easy for students and researchers to access MUSE content from anywhere without the need for proxy/VPN or other off-campus authentication systems that can act as a barrier between users and the rich scholarly materials their library holds. CASA helps libraries provide their users with the most immediate access to acquired content while supporting licensing agreements. MUSE’s participating publishers will benefit from users having frictionless access to the content on the MUSE platform, encouraging and increasing usage of the authorized versions. “We are excited to once again work with Google Scholar to further streamline access to content on the MUSE platform,” said Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE. “Initiatives like CASA and Subscriber Links benefit all of our constituencies, by connecting users to authoritative content quickly and reliably, wherever they chose to do their research.” No action is required by the subscribing institution to enable CASA; users utilizing Google Scholar will, once their affiliation is recorded from on-campus, experience seamless access to their library’s licensed MUSE content at home and on mobile. Users periodically refresh their CASA affiliation by visiting Google Scholar from a campus location, and usage of MUSE articles and book chapters facilitated by CASA is included in an institution’s COUNTER statistics.

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March 9, 2017
From: Kathleen Obbagy
Project MUSE News: MUSE Partners with University of Hawai'i Press

Recently, The University of Hawai’i Press announced that it had selected Project MUSE to host, manage, and deliver all its journal content to their growing audience of librarians and readers. This exciting expansion of our long-time business relationship with UH Press is a first step for MUSE in providing additional customized services for our participating publishers, while making more content available on our platform. You can read the full text of the announcement here http://bit.ly/2n7rdBK. This enhanced partnership between MUSE and UH Press is a benefit to libraries, as more journal content from UH Press may be included in their collections and it offers the opportunity to acquire additional journals that may not be in their subscribed collection. Specifically: • Current Project MUSE journal collection subscribers will retain access to all University of Hawai’i Press journal titles that are included in the MUSE collection to which the library subscribes. UH Press journal title participation in MUSE Journal Collections is not changing as a result of the expanded hosting agreement. Twenty of the UH Press’ 22 scholarly titles are already available on MUSE as part of our MUSE Journal Collections. • Pacific Science, a UH Press title which previously participated in MUSE journal collections did not contribute new content from 2008 to 2016, has now resumed contributing current issues to the MUSE Premium Collection and Standard Collection. Further, all volumes and issues which were published from 2008 to 2016 have now been added to Project MUSE, and will be accessible to all Premium and Standard collection subscribers. Pacific Science now has continuous coverage on MUSE from Vol. 55, No. 1 (January 2001) to current. • Two additional UH Press journals, not previously available on Project MUSE, are now available for single title subscriptions on the MUSE platform. These titles, Journal of Daoist Studies and Trans-Humanities, will not be available in MUSE Journal Collections, but libraries may subscribe to them on an individual basis. For information on acquiring access to one or both of these titles, please see http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/single_title_subscription.cgi?year=2017, or for assistance contact jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu. Further questions about Project MUSE and the University of Hawai’I Press may be directed to muse@press.jhu.edu. Project MUSE is expanding its program host additional journal content on the platform, outside of the journal collections; hosted journals may be offered under a subscription model or as open access. MUSE welcomes inquiries from journal publishers, including library-based publishers, regarding hosting on the MUSE platform. Please contact Liz Brown at ebrown@jhu.edu for more information about hosting a journal on MUSE.

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