[Fwd: Re: [SERIALST] JSTOR] Stephen Clark 21 Jan 2009 15:04 UTC

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Subject: 	Re: [SERIALST] JSTOR
Date: 	Tue, 20 Jan 2009 17:18:33 -0500
From: 	Sarah McCleskey <Sarah.E.McCleskey@hofstra.edu>
To: 	Stephen Clark <sdclar@wm.edu>
References: 	<4976475E.7050707@wm.edu>

Hi Stephen,

We do not retain titles that are in JSTOR, except for the current issues that are in front of the moving wall.  So, for example, we keep the most recent 5 years (or whatever the moving wall is).  We've discarded all the rest.  Also, we don't bind the issues we do keep anymore, because we're going to toss them when they become available in JSTOR.

 The reasons:  1.  Space.  I was able to toss about 13000 volumes and gained many linear feet of space.  2.  We are not a big research collection and are not concerned so much with our volume count.  3.  Stability.  JSTOR is permanent, stable, and almost never experiences technical issues.

Hope this is helpful.

Sarah McC.

Sarah E. McCleskey
Head of Access Services
Acting Director, Film and Media Library
112 Axinn Library
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-5076 (o)
516-463-4309 (f)