Johns Hopkins University Press to Join OCLC Electronic Collections Online

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Johns Hopkins University Press, a pioneer in electronic scholarly publishing, has agreed to make its Project Muse journals accessible to users of the OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online service, according to a recent announcement. Beginning this year library users have seamless access to all 43 journals from Johns Hopkins University Press through Electronic Collections Online.

"I am delighted that the Johns Hopkins University Press is forming an alliance with OCLC to link Project Muse and Electronic Collections Online," said Marie Hansen, associate director for journals publishing and director of Project Muse. "Over the last few years, our projects have progressed rapidly along separate paths. They have now reached a level of maturity such that connecting them is a natural next step. Our subscribing libraries that participate in Electronic Collections Online and their readers will benefit greatly from this liaison. They will have more ways to access the Johns Hopkins online journals while continuing to enjoy the many hypertext-enriched features provided in the collection."

The Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library developed Project Muse to enable worldwide networked access to the full text of scholarly journals published by the press. …


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