The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 15, 1999
Mar. 15, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 26


Johns Hopkins University Press Appoints Manager for Project Muse

By Melanie Vandermark
JHU Press
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The Johns Hopkins University Press has named J. Mark Nolan project manager for Project MUSE, a database of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences that offers online subscription access to the full text of 46 JHUP titles.

"We are delighted to have someone with Mark's commendable experience in digital publishing and online subscription services joining our team at this crucial juncture," said Marie Hansen, associate director and journals manager at JHUP. "I am confident he will take MUSE to the next level in terms of our content and service to our subscribers."

Project MUSE is entering a much-anticipated period of expansion in 1999. One of Nolan's primary missions will be to shepherd the project into this next phase, broadening the database's full-text offerings with the addition of journal titles from other university presses and scholarly publishers. He will also focus on increasing the accessibility of the titles in MUSE through "gateway" arrangements with indexing and searching services, such as those already in place with OCLC's FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online and EBSCO Online. Additionally, he will oversee all operations including sales and marketing activities, customer service and technical development for the project.

JHUP's journals program is one of the largest among American university presses.

Nolan brings to JHUP over a decade of experience in the management, marketing and delivery of subscription-based products, most recently as an account manager with Lexis-Nexis. His work with the provider of the world's largest online information database garnered him numerous awards and national recognition for his expertise in training, teamwork, strategic planning and customer service. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and member of the Law Librarians Association of Maryland.

Hailed as a revolutionary electronic scholarly publishing venture, Project MUSE provides Internet access worldwide to the full text of JHUP journals. Over 600 institutions currently hold subscriptions to the entire database. From any computer on the campus network at a subscribing institution, users may search, view, download and print unlimited journal articles from the MUSE database for noncommercial, scholarly use. The Project MUSE homepage is located at