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Re: JSTOR moving wall/to bind or not to bind Carol Morse 03 Mar 2004 21:57 UTC

We don't get JStor yet, but we do have a "5-year Plan" where we keep 5
years of certain titles and discard the 6th year back. We get the
microfiche, but people have the convenience of print for 5 years. We do
not bind any of these; we put them in shelf files. It would be a waste
of money to bind. If we were ever to subscribe to JStor, we would stop
binding most of the titles. We would look at the list first.
Carol Morse


Walla Walla College Library
Periodicals Dept.
104 S. College Ave.
College Place, WA  99324-1159

Carol Morse
Serials Librarian
509) 527-2684; fax 509) 527-2001

>>> JBarnett@UTSA.EDU 3/3/2004 1:19:31 PM >>>
Hi all,

You probably have addressed this issue before; if there is an archive
that I
may search to see responses, please feel free to direct me to it. And
feel free to respond to me directly, off-list.

Our library subscribes to several JSTOR electronic collections. As you
for many of the journals in these collections, there is a moving wall
of two
or more years (often four or more), during which current issues are
embargoed. That is to say, there may be a gap of several years between
a journal is published and when it appears in JSTOR.

Our library subscribes to a number of print journals as well, some of
eventually appear in JSTOR. Heretofore, we've been of mixed minds--in
cases, we automatically bind these journals, even when they appear in
later on; in other cases, we keep these titles in limited retention in
current periodicals area until they appear in JSTOR. We are
with this practice. In some cases, we have journals in current
that are more than four years old; in other cases, we bind within a
year or
so of publication, regardless of when the title appears in JSTOR.

Assuming that no one else is necessarily being consistent and assuming
when it comes to information, nothing much is consistent, anyway, I
would be
interested in hearing from other librarians who have dealt with or are
dealing with this issue. In our present situation, we have left well
alone for as long as we've been able to. However, due to space
we are moving many of our JSTOR titles to remote storage. I'm hesitant
have to revisit this project in five or ten years because we've bound
whole new set of journals to the stacks, which are now in JSTOR.

If any of you have any guidelines or observations you would like to
share, I
would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Thank you.

John Barnett

John Barnett
Head, Collection Development
University of Texas at San Antonio Library

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