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Re: Are Journals in JSTOR Current Serials? Eduardo Gil 23 Aug 2007 13:21 UTC

Do any of you count active (current) subscriptions if available through
aggregate databases such as Infotrac, Academic Search Premier.  Up to
now I've only been counting ("official count") those serials/journals
that are the real thing, ex., Project muse titles, Science Direct,
Springer etc.


Hutchens, Chad wrote:
> I don't see why you wouldn't count a JSTOR title if you're receiving the
> title individually (even though it's in JSTOR as well).
> Some titles in JSTOR are still active (in that they're still being
> published), some have ceased publication (but the full run isn't
> available in JSTOR because the moving wall hasn't caught up with the
> last issue), and some are have ceased and JSTOR offers access to the
> full run of the journal.  So I guess the answer is, it depends on the
> title.
> Clear as mud right?
> Chad E. Hutchens
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Montana State University Libraries
> P.O. Box 173320
> Bozeman, MT  59717-3320
> (406) 994-4313 phone
> (406) 994-2851 fax
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Gibbons, Dennis
> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:18 PM
> Subject: [SERIALST] Are Journals in JSTOR Current Serials?
> Line 26 of the Academic Libraries Survey asks for the number of current
> serial titles held at the end of the Fiscal Year. The instructions for
> line 26 read:
> Part D - Library Collections
> Current serial titles (line 26) - Report the total number of titles in
> all formats. If the title comes in
> both paper and electronic form, count it twice. Count each individual
> title if it is received as part
> of a publisher's package. Include paper and microfilm government
> documents issued serially if
> they are accessible through the library's catalog. Report indexing and
> abstracting services that
> may contain full-text in line 27.
> Do any libraries count JSTOR journals as current serial titles?
> Dennis Gibbons
> Collection Development Librarian
> Texas Christian University       Phone: 817-257-7312
> TCU Box 298400                    Fax:     817-257-7282
> Fort Worth, TX 76129              E-mail: