Re: JSTOR Linda Wobbe 21 Jan 2009 20:29 UTC

Hi All,

Here at Saint Mary's College of California we also withdrew print
volumes for titles in our JSTOR package, but we decided to retain 10
years of print. It appeared that the moving wall for our selection of
titles had either a 3-, 5-, or 7-year "moving wall", and we wanted to
have one retention period for all. The JSTOR consortium retains multiple
print copies, and participates in other initiatives which helped
alleviate our concerns about permanent archiving of the content.

We were unable to locate a backfile dealer willing to take our volumes
of withdrawn content, though, so we were happy when our local waste
management company accepted them for recycling.



>At Lycoming College we made the decision to withdraw our print titles that are in JSTOR fairly early on.  As do many places, we have space issues and withdrawing the print volumes made a huge difference for us.  To make the ongoing management a bit less complicated, we decided to follow a 5-year retention for all titles that have the moving wall, rather than follow the 1, 2, or 3, year variations.
>It works for us.
>Sue Beidler
>Snowden Library
>Lycoming College
>700 College Place
>Williamsport PA 17701
>phone: 570-321-4084
>fax:      570 321-4090
>>>>Stephen Clark <sdclar@WM.EDU> 1/20/2009 4:51 PM >>>
>We have added our first JSTOR collection and I have a couple of questions.  I've noticed on my exchange listserv that JSTOR titles are offered.
>I would like to know if your library participates in JSTOR:
>1.  Do you retain your print titles that are availalbe in JSTOR?
>     a.  Why?
>     b.  Why not?
>Sandra Thomas
>Assistant Professor
>Serials/ILL Librarian
>Southeastern Oklahoma State University
>Henry G. Bennett Library
>1405 N. 4th PMB 4189
>Durant, OK 74701-0609
>(580) 745-2933

Linda Wobbe
Head, Electronic Resources & Periodicals
Subject Selector for Biology, Chemistry,
Environmental Science, Health, Physics, Kinesiology
Saint Mary’s College Library
PO Box 4290, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA 94575-4290
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