The Annual Frontlist Collections from Project MUSE offer libraries the earliest access to newly-published books from the more than 200 university press and related scholarly publishers who participate in MUSE book collections. The 2024 collections are now available for purchase, with the Complete Annual Frontlist collection guaranteed to include over 2,300 new releases.
With the advance purchase of one or more of the 2024 frontlist collections, a library gains access to new titles in the collection(s) immediately upon their release on the MUSE platform, and provides its users with the latest scholarship in a DRM-free, easy to use format. With unlimited simultaneous usage, downloading, and printing, books on MUSE are ideal for both research and classroom needs.
A new contributor to the 2024 collections is the National Gallery Singapore. The addition of the gallery’s books expands MUSE’s coverage of art titles and books from museum-based presses, as well as broadening the international footprint of the content in the collections.
Project MUSE offers Annual Frontlist Collections for a wide variety of essential and emerging humanities and social science subjects, and several area studies disciplines. Language and Linguistics, Global Cultural Studies, Public Health, Indigenous Studies, Political Science and Policy Studies, and Film, Theatre and Performing Arts are just a selection of the top-selling collections, supporting both teaching and research at institutions of all sizes. A Complete Collection is also available, including every newly-released collection book on the platform for the year.
Pricing for the collections is based upon a guaranteed number of titles expected to be delivered, and is tiered by library type. More information, including descriptions of the available collections, is available on the MUSE web site. Interested libraries can contact CPERS for pricing.
In addition to the Annual Frontlist Collections, Project MUSE offers Books Custom Collections, which allow libraries to fully-customize their selection from the nearly 100,000 titles currently available on the platform. A custom collection may be designed by filtering the full catalog of titles on criteria such as subject, publisher, series, and publication date, or more closely curated a by making individual title selections. Easily add electronic access for existing print holdings, instantly gain resources to support a new program/major, or quickly address course needs with a collection tailored to instructor requests.
All book collection purchases on MUSE include:
- Access to free MARC records, KBART, and title list downloads customized to the library’s holdings
- COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
- Responsive mobile-friendly interface on our scholar-designed platform
- Compliance with accessibility standards
- Integration and linking with all major discovery services
- Archiving and preservation with Portico
Many books on MUSE are also available for individual title purchase, either via our channel partners GOBI and OASIS, or direct from Project MUSE, and Evidence-Based Acquisition plans are also offered. Recently, MUSE announced an initiative to greatly expand the Spanish- and Portuguese-language book content on our platform, via partnerships with a large number of distinguished university presses from Latin America. With over 80 publishers now signed on to participate, hundreds of these books are also now available for single title purchase, with more information on this program to come soon.
Additionally, MUSE hosts several thousand open access books, from many of the same respected university press and scholarly publishers who contribute to our book collections, and from fully-OA publishers with robust editorial review processes.