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JSTOR announces free journal content

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JSTOR announcement: “…we are making journal content on JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere, freely available to the public for reading and downloading. This includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, representing approximately 6% of the total content on JSTOR.”  See the full announcement  for more details.  Since Middlebury already subscribes to most modules, it will only add access to a small number of journals, mainly in the sciences.

JSTOR – not just for archives anymore

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You may be familiar with JSTOR as a resource for journal content that is more than a couple of years old. Beginning in January, though, JSTOR will launch its Current Scholarship Program (CSP) which will include current content for journals from a few publishers, primarily university presses.

Middlebury subscribes to about 50 journals, published by the University of California Press and the University of Chicago Press, that will become available through JSTOR’s CSP beginning in January 2011.  If everything goes well, the only thing you will notice is that the links to current content for those titles (accessible through the Journals A-Z list at go/journals ) will say “Current JSTOR”.  If you should encounter problems with access to these titles in the new year, please send me an email.