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Project MUSE eBooks purchase

Looking for new eBook options for your library users? MCLS is currently working with Project MUSE to develop a group purchase for Evidence-Based Acquisition of Books on Project MUSE, a collection of over 36,000 University Press titles covering the social sciences and humanities. Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) of Books on Project MUSE provides libraries with an option to open up discovery and access for significant numbers of high-quality scholarly books, allowing faculty and students to find and make use of the most relevant content for their research and teaching. The user experience is as if the institution already owns the book, with unlimited simultaneous usage, downloading, and printing of DRM-free PDF chapters. The library can track which books are receiving the most use through standardized usage reports and select for permanent acquisition those titles best suited for its collections. Pricing is based on a tier system and involves libraries committing to a set amount of funds to use for purchases. To learn more, please contact Stephanie Davis, Group Purchasing Manager, by email at daviss@mcls.org or by phone at (800) 530-9019 ext 154.