Re: JSTOR & current subscriptions -- Margo Warner Curl Stephen D. Clark 03 Aug 2000 13:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: JSTOR & current subscriptions -- Alice Gormley
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 08:22:43 -0400
From: Margo Warner Curl <>

Our library is a member of the Five COlleges of Ohio (Denison, Kenyon,
Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, Wooster) ... Four of us (all except Oberlin)
an online catalog, CONSORT.  All of these four are participating in
WE have decided to designate a "library of record" for each print title
that is included in JSTOR, and that library will be obliged to keep the
volumes and also to circulate them within the four if needed.  Then the
remaining libraries may discard or keep their copies as they wish.  We
still in the process of designating a library of record.  Also, we have
just signed a lease for a shared storage facility, which may impact the
shape of the final decision on this.


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>Subject: JSTOR & current subscriptions
>Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 13:35:57 -0500
>From: Alice Gormley <Alice.Gormley@MARQUETTE.EDU>
>We are (like many of you, I'm sure) pondering the relationship of JSTOR
>its equivalent print backruns.  As physical shelf space becomes more and
>more limited, we are considering the pros and cons of removing these
>runs from our shelves (especially since CRL has given assurances that
>will act as a repository of the print).
>If you have JSTOR, I'd very much appreciate your input on a couple of
>1.  Have you, or are you considering, removal of the print equivalents
>the JSTOR issues?  If you have made a decision either way, please
>a bit on what factors tipped the decision one way or the other.
>2.  If you have decided to remove the print backrun equivalents, what
>you doing with the current 5 years of print?  How are they physically
>shelved?  Have you found a satisfactory alternative to binding?
>Alice Gormley
>Serials Librarian
>Marquette University Libraries