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

Lisa Gonzalez lgonzalez at palni.edu
Thu May 9 11:02:22 PDT 2019

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

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
> my public calendar
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> Make an appointment <https://mbelvadi.youcanbook.me/> via YouCanBookMe
> 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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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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