Re: JSTOR Question -- Dan Lester Stephen Clark 23 Sep 2002 12:32 UTC

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Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 17:39:42 -0600
From: Dan Lester <>
Subject: Fwd: JSTOR Question -- Peter Washkevich

No.  You are buying access, just like a subscription to an online
database.  You also may not download or copy their archive.



As with all JSTOR collections, institutions will pay two fees to
participate in the Arts & Sciences I Collection, an Archive Capital
Fee (ACF) and an Annual Access Fee (AAF). The ACF is a one time only
fee designed to help insure that JSTOR has the necessary resources to
meet its archival obligation to migrate data and software systems as
technology evolves. The AAF helps cover the recurring costs of updating
the archive, and maintaining access and support services for
participating institutions.

I don't see an answer as to what would happen if you dropped
membership and rejoined later.  I'd guess you'd have to pay the "entry
fee" again, but don't know.  But certainly the theory is that you'd
never drop out.  This would be particularly true if you'd eliminated
hard or micro copies in the meantime.



This is a forwarded message
From: Stephen Clark <sdclar@MAIL.WM.EDU>
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002, 1:06:35 PM
Subject: JSTOR Question -- Peter Washkevich

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From: "Washkevich, Peter" <>
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

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