[Eril-l] Project Muse individual ebook titles and knowledge base collections

Lisa Gonzalez lgonzalez at palni.edu
Fri Jul 12 10:42:54 PDT 2019


A question for libraries using WorldCat Discovery - is anyone using the
Project Muse EBA All Single Title Collection for their EBA program? I
checked in with a few other libraries, and they are reporting that their
EBA programs have 37,000+ titles in them, while the All Single Title
collection currently has 32,441 titles. I would expect some libraries would
have a smaller collection than the All Single Title collection, but
shouldn't this KB collection include every available EBA title? It is
non-customizable, which means it is supposed to represent a standard
package, and is presumably intended for libraries that decided to have all
available EBA titles in their EBA program.

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 9:43 AM Lisa Gonzalez <lgonzalez at palni.edu> wrote:

> OCLC puts out weekly updates on new KB collections, and a recent update
> included the Project Muse EBA All Single Title Collection. As of last week,
> the title count for the previously available Project Muse All Ebooks
> knowledge base collection was 56,771, and the EBA collection included
> 32,439 titles. I analyzed the titles in these two collections, and the All
> Ebooks collection is inclusive of the EBA collection - that is, all 32,439
> of these titles appear in the All Ebooks collection. The All Ebooks
> collection is customizable, while the EBA collection is not, so if you are
> using the OCLC knowledge base, you could only use the EBA collection there
> if your EBA program includes all available titles.
>
> On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 8:07 AM Kelly B. Swickard <KBS at press.jhu.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Trisha
>>
>> I will try to answer your questions:
>>
>> 1.    We just put them in their feeds so it may be next week until they
>> show up; it is not an immediate as feeds are posted weekly
>>
>> 2.    All E-Books collection does not contain EBA books nor single title
>> sales.  EBA books does not contain any OA books. Yes, EBA packages are
>> different across institutions.
>>
>> 3.    The case for people to select it is up to the institution – we had
>> many requests (sometimes very strong and urgent) to give the EBA collection
>> to discovery partners.  We are trying to accommodate those requests.
>>
>> 4.    If you could email me directly about the last question, it would
>> be helpful to me to get a better perspective on this issue and how best we
>> can help or come up with a better process.  For some of the EBA packages,
>> there will be no update – it is a set package. Some packages, however, do
>> update as new titles are released.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you for questions, and let me know if the above doesn’t make sense
>> or more clarification is needed.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Kelly
>>
>>
>>
>> Kelly Swickard, MA, MLIS
>>
>> Project MUSE
>>
>> The Johns Hopkins University Press
>>
>> Phone: 410-516-6966
>>
>> Email: KBS at press.jhu.edu
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Trisha Burr [mailto:tburr at macalester.edu]
>> *Sent:* Friday, May 10, 2019 10:32 AM
>> *To:* Kelly B. Swickard <KBS at press.jhu.edu>
>> *Cc:* eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [Eril-l] Project Muse individual ebook titles and
>> knowledge base collections
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm still a little confused by some things regarding the Project Muse
>> EBA.
>>
>> Here are the points I need clarification on:
>>
>>
>>
>> Project MUSE is now supplying a collection to EBSCO-EDS and OCLC named
>> Project MUSE EBA all single titles. I can't find this in the OCLC KB.
>> Has it been supplied to them yet?
>>
>>
>>
>> This is a separate collection than the All E-books (this includes OA
>> books and books only available in collections, *not* single title/EBA
>> sales).  Additionally, there are individual book collections (for example
>> 2016 History).  If you select the all EBA collection you may see metadata
>> for items that are not in your EBA purchasing plan.  Why is this? I
>> thought the point of an EBA collection would be to remove those items from
>> the EBA that are OA or only available in other collections? Are all EBA's
>> different across institutions?
>>
>>
>>
>> If you do not want to see those then do not select that collection. In
>> what case should people select the Project Muse EBA?
>>
>>
>>
>> You may upload your individual EBA collection records to your local
>> catalog and we are more than happy to assist you with getting access to
>> those records (MARC, KBART, or Excel). We have done this and currently
>> have our own customized EBA collection. However, it is challenging for us
>> to continually update this collection when new titles are added to the EBA.
>> This is why we would like one that is maintained by Project Muse - so we're
>> not always having to remember to update it.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Trisha
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 3:18 PM Kelly B. Swickard <KBS at press.jhu.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hello all
>>
>>
>>
>> I am new to Project MUSE, in the new position of Metadata & Linked Data
>> Strategist.  One of my duties is to work with our linking/discovery
>> partners.  To clarify a little more on what Lisa Gonzalez stated: Project
>> MUSE is now supplying a collection to EBSCO-EDS and OCLC named Project MUSE
>> EBA all single titles.  This is a separate collection than the All E-books
>> (this includes OA books and books only available in collections, *not*
>> single title/EBA sales).  Additionally, there are individual book
>> collections (for example 2016 History).  If you select the all EBA
>> collection you may see metadata for items that are not in your EBA
>> purchasing plan.  If you do not want to see those then do not select that
>> collection.  You may upload your individual EBA collection records to your
>> local catalog and we are more than happy to assist you with getting access
>> to those records (MARC, KBART, or Excel).
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you all for your patience as we put this together.
>>
>> Feel free to contact muse at press.jhu.edu with questions
>>
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Kelly
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Kelly B. Swickard, MA, MLIS
>>
>> Metadata & Linked Data Strategist
>>
>> Project MUSE
>>
>> The Johns Hopkins University Press
>>
>> 2715 N. Charles Street
>>
>> Baltimore, MD 21218
>>
>> Phone: 410-516-6966
>>
>> Email: KBS at press.jhu.edu
>>
>>
>>
>> Pronouns: she/her/hers
>>
>>
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>> Message: 7
>>
>> Date: Thu, 9 May 2019 11:02:22 -0700
>>
>> From: Lisa Gonzalez <lgonzalez at palni.edu>
>>
>> To: eril-l <eril-l at lists.eril-l.org>
>>
>> Subject: Re: [Eril-l] Project Muse individual ebook titles and
>>
>>                 knowledge base collections?
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>> An update on Project Muse individual ebooks in OCLC's knowledge base.
>> There is now a collection in Collection Manager called Project Muse All
>> Ebooks, Collection ID Muse.allebooks, with 57,165 titles. This is more than
>> the Project Muse EBA collection some libraries in my consortium have access
>> to, but it appears to be all of the Project Muse ebooks available for
>> individual sale. If you use Collection Manager to manage your
>> title-by-title and EBA workflows, you'll need to decide on what workflow
>> will work best for you based on one collection rather than also having a
>> separate collection available for EBA, but at least there should now be
>> regular updates on all title-by-title ebooks available on the Project Muse
>> platform.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 12:08 PM Melissa Belvadi <mbelvadi at upei.ca>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> > EBSCO's EDS has a "package" called "Project MUSE eBooks" which has
>>
>> > over > 54,000 titles. EDS librarian admins can selectively turn on
>> specific
>>
>> > titles, either manually or by uploading a tsv file appropriately
>> formatted.
>>
>> > We have the PM EBA but haven't used this package because we load all
>>
>> > the records into our catalog, and they are both searchable and
>>
>> > clickable from the "custom catalog" records in EDS that result from
>>
>> > that. In EDS, adding a title to the knowledge base does not also add
>>
>> > it to the discovery service search index. I don't know if that's true
>>
>> > for the other discovery services, but I'd be interested to know
>>
>> > because that is a frequent point of confusion for EDS librarians.
>>
>> > We have gotten a spreadsheet from PM that I could with some minor
>>
>> > effort load into EDS, but just haven't bothered because of the above
>>
>> > custom catalog option.
>>
>> > Melissa Belvadi
>>
>> > Collections Librarian
>>
>> > University of Prince Edward Island
>>
>> > mbelvadi at upei.ca  902-566-0581
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 3:57 PM Lisa Gonzalez <lgonzalez at palni.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>>
>> >> Hello all,
>>
>> >>
>>
>> >> I wanted to check and see if any library using Alma, Summon or EDS
>>
>> >> has been using a knowledge base collection from Project Muse to
>>
>> >> manage title-by-title ebook purchases from Project Muse, which are
>>
>> >> available through GOBI and OASIS:
>>
>> >> https://about.muse.jhu.edu/librarians/book-products/. We use OCLC's
>>
>> >> knowledge base, and Project Muse provides knowledge base collections
>>
>> >> for the annual and the subject collections, but have not provided a
>>
>> >> title-by-title collection or an EBA collection. I had heard that
>>
>> >> other platforms had received title-by-title knowledge base
>>
>> >> collections from Project Muse, but I haven't been able to confirm
>>
>> >> that. Can any library using a discovery system other than OCLC's
>>
>> >> confirm that their system has a Project Muse knowledge base collection
>> that includes all available ebooks?
>>
>>
>>
>> >> Lisa Gonzalez | PALNI Knowledge Base and License Manager Librarian
>>
>> >> Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
>>
>> >> 317-550-5229 | lgonzalez at palni.edu | www.palni.edu
>>
>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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317-550-5229 | lgonzalez at palni.edu | www.palni.edu
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