[MDL] FW: 2020 Fall Featured Offer | Project MUSE Group EBA Program: January – December 2021 Term

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From: lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Sharla Lair
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 10:01 AM
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Subject: [Lyroffers] 2020 Fall Featured Offer | Project MUSE Group EBA Program: January – December 2021 Term

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Hello all.

LYRASIS and Project MUSE are, once again, providing an opportunity to participate in the Project MUSE Group EBA Program for a January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 term.

This is the ninth iteration of this program. LYRASIS Members who continue to renew participation each year report that this program provides a significant return on investment and a very effective way to provide course materials to multiple departments. Because Project MUSE contains publications only from non-profit scholarly publishers, including university presses and scholarly societies, the Project MUSE Group EBA Program also provides libraries an opportunity to invest in mission-aligned scholarly publishing.

Offer Summary

If the LYRASIS group participants collectively contribute at least $20,000 by the deadline, MUSE will open up access to all 42,400 EBA-eligible book titles to each participating library. Libraries will access the books for 12 months, and then select the titles for which they want continuing access at the end of that time. Usage data will be available to help a library select the titles for continuing access. By acting together, participating libraries will have access to a much larger number of book titles for a much lower cost than they would by acting alone.

Content


  *   The Project MUSE book collections are particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences disciplines.
     *   Open Access titles on the MUSE website can be used to assist libraries in evaluating the functionality of books on Project MUSE. Find the open access titles here <https://about.muse.jhu.edu/muse/open-access-overview/>
  *   Publishers select books eligible for single title sale on MUSE and may change this option at any time.
  *   Over 42,400 titles, around 60% of all titles at MUSE, are eligible for EBA. A snapshot of the current content is attached to this email.
  *   An “updated-to-the-minute” Book Holdings list that indicates whether a book is available for single title sale and EBA (Column M = Yes) is available for download at https://about.muse.jhu.edu/librarians/holdings/.

Administration


  *   Once access to content is enabled, each participating library will be provided with a link to a management page that includes MARC records download, KBART files, and usage statistics.
  *   Usage statistics will be provided on request for each participating library’s review and evaluation.

Selection


  *   At the end of the program, libraries select the titles they wish to acquire. The number of titles a library is allowed to select is based on the amount contributed at the beginning of the program.
  *   Each library will have continuing access to all the titles it selects.
  *   If the $20,000 threshold is not met by the deadline, the program will continue, however, only a portion of the EBA-eligible titles as determined by the group will be opened up for access.



Funding Commitment

LYRASIS total group funding commitment goal: $20,000

The number of titles a library is allowed to select for continuing access at the end of the term is based on the amount contributed.

Contributions will be tiered based on the Project MUSE Tier System


  *   Tier 1: Minimum $1,000 contribution (Associates Institutions)
  *   Tier 2: Minimum $2,000 contribution (Baccalaureate General and Baccalaureate/Associates Institutions)
  *   *Tier 3: Please inquire about minimum contribution (Baccalaureate Liberal Arts and Masters II Institutions)
  *   **Tier 4: Please inquire about minimum contribution (Masters I and Doctoral Research Intensive Institutions)
  *   ***Tier 5: Not eligible for this group program (Doctoral Research Extensive Institutions)

*Tier 3 and Tier 4 institutions’ minimum contribution level will be based on past MUSE journal/ebook usage as well as any turn-away data.
**Not all Tier 4 institutions will be eligible to participate in the group EBA program due to larger levels of expected usage.
***Tier 5 institutions are ineligible to participate in the group EBA program due to large levels of expected usage, however, they are eligible to participate in an individual EBA program

Individual EBA Programs are available
If your institution is not eligible for this group EBA program or you prefer to participate individually, Project MUSE is more than happy to work with you to design an EBA program that meets your institution’s needs. Please contact membersupport at lyrasis.org<mailto:membersupport at lyrasis.org> or your LYRASIS regional member representative<https://www.lyrasis.org/about/Pages/Member-Outreach-Team.aspx> for more information.


Important Dates


  *   Deadline to commit to participate: November 13, 2020
  *   Payment due by December 31, 2020
  *   Program term: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021


How to Express Interest

If your institution would like to participate in this program, please complete the Project MUSE EBA LYRASIS Build-A-Group Survey.<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/museEBAcy21>

And as always, if you have any additional questions please contact membersupport at lyrasis.org<mailto:membersupport at lyrasis.org> or your LYRASIS regional member representative<https://www.lyrasis.org/about/Pages/Member-Outreach-Team.aspx>.


Thank you,

Sharla Lair
LYRASIS Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives<https://www.lyrasis.org/about/Pages/Licensing-and-Partnerships-Team.aspx>

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