For Immediate Release
October 5, 2022
Project MUSE is pleased to announce an expansion of its relationship with the University of Toronto Press (UTP) to make the publisher’s distinguished academic books available on the MUSE platform. UTP, which has had journals on MUSE for nearly two decades, is expected to contribute more than 100 new book titles annually to the Project MUSE Annual Frontlist books collections, beginning in 2023.
UTP is also expected to make a significant quantity of backlist books available on the MUSE platform over the next year, and their titles will be available for purchase individually – direct with MUSE or via distribution partners GOBI and OASIS, through MUSE’s Books Custom Collections model, and for inclusion in Evidence-Based Acquisitions programs.
Canada’s leading academic publisher and one of North America’s largest university presses, UTP is widely recognized, both at home throughout the US, for its strength in anthropology, history, political science, sociology, Indigenous studies, and cultural studies. Internationally, UTP is known as a leading publisher of medieval, Renaissance, Italian, Iberian, Slavic, and urban studies, as well as studies in book and print culture. UTP titles will enhance many Project MUSE strengths across this broad variety of humanities and social science disciplines.
“Project MUSE is an integral part of today’s global scholarly communications network,” says Jessica Mosher, President, Publisher, and CEO of UTP. “Joining UTP Journals on the MUSE platform is a logical next step for UTP Book Publishing, as we constantly strive to make our books accessible to libraries, scholars, and students around the world. We look forward to collaborating with the Project MUSE team.”
“We are thrilled to welcome University of Toronto Press books onto Project MUSE, to be discoverable alongside their essential journal content on the platform,” says Phil Hearn, Publisher Relations Manager at Project MUSE. “We look forward to working together to bring their distinguished scholarly books to MUSE’s global audience of researchers.”
The University of Toronto Press has partnered with Project MUSE for dissemination of its journal content since 2003, and was the first Canadian press to have its titles on the MUSE platform. Currently, 33 of UTP’s journal titles have been selected for MUSE’s curated journal collections and are available to libraries via a number of collection subscription options.
The first book titles from UTP are expected to arrive on the MUSE platform this year, and will be available for immediate purchase through our variety of flexible acquisition models.
About University of Toronto Press
University of Toronto Press (UTP) is one of the largest university presses in North America, publishing landmark scholarship since 1901. Each year UTP releases over 200 new scholarly, course, and general interest books in both print and ebook format and over 45 journals. In addition, UTP manages the distribution for over 200 publishers and imprints in Canada, the US, and around the world, with warehouses in Toronto, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. UTP also runs all of the University of Toronto Bookstores across the three main campuses, serving over 95,000 students and 15,000 faculty. For more information, please visit utorontopress.com.
About Project MUSE
Project MUSE has offered libraries affordable access to essential humanities and social science research for more than 25 years, as an integral part of the scholarly communications ecosystem and platform of choice for respected not-for-profit publishers. Currently, Project MUSE is the trusted and reliable source for over 700 journals and over 85,000 books, from more than 200 of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies. MUSE also hosts thousands of open access books and several open access journal titles, freely available to anyone worldwide.
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