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Re: Are Journals in JSTOR Current Serials? Patricia Thompson 23 Aug 2007 13:26 UTC

>At 04:18 PM 8/22/2007, Dennis Gibbons wrote:
>>Do any libraries count JSTOR journals as current serial titles?

Yesterday I wrote this:

>We do. But only the current ones. Some are not current. There are
>different collections within JSTOR and depending on which ones you
>have subscribed to, you would have different numbers of titles. We
>regard these as online subscriptions to individual journal titles.
>Same with Project Muse.

However, it was pointed out to me that JSTOR "subscriptions" do not
include the current issue. I knew that. But it just didn't occur to
me that this disqualifies them from being "current"  subscriptions.
(Unless we have a current print subscription, which we do for some
titles.) So now I think maybe I should say no, they are not current
titles, and I should not report them as such.

Pat Thompson

Patricia Thompson
Assistant University Librarian for Resource Management Services
Jessie Ball duPont Library
The University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383
Phone: 931-598-1657