JSTOR Question -- Peter Washkevich Stephen Clark 20 Sep 2002 19:06 UTC

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From: "Washkevich, Peter" <Peter.Washkevich@erau.edu>
Subject: JSTOR Question
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 14:42:00 -0400

I have a question regarding access to JSTOR.  Suppose a library decides
to get a license to use JSTOR journals. After a few years, the library,
for whatever reason, decides to drop JSTOR from it's budget, and not pay
the yearly fee any more.

Would that library still have access to the backfile of journals it
previously did?

I know that some libraries make weeding decisions based on their
subscription to JSTOR. Since JSTOR backfiles are never going to vanish,
some libraries decide to discard bound volumes of journals that they get
access to through JSTOR.

But what if that library later decides to terminate their JSTOR license?
Is access to JSTOR journals only good if a library has an active account?


Peter Washkevich / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University