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Re: Jstor's New Look / Display of Titles Cole, Louise 24 Aug 2010 14:02 UTC

I hadn't even noticed there had been a change but yes, I can see what you mean and completely agree.  I'd prefer it to be how it was in the old days of JSTOR where there was one link to content outside of JSTOR and TOCs available only for the content you could access without going elsewhere.


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-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [] On Behalf Of Ken Siegert
Sent: 24 August 2010 14:46
Subject: [SERIALST] Jstor's New Look / Display of Titles

Good Morning,

I haven't noticed any comments about Jstor's new look, so I thought I'd start a new thread.

Jstor updated their website over the weekend, and it seems to function well.  The titles are display much like they would appear on a publisher's website.

The only real problem that we have is the way the external links are displayed.  A great example is the title Science (0036-8075).  Since it is published weekly, there are now 5 years worth of external links for issues from 2005 thru 2009.  A user has to scroll through all of that before they make it to the 2004 issues that are accessible as part of Jstor.  While we happen to have access to the external links, this is not the case for the majority of titles with external links.

I called Jstor User Services this morning and let them know that the way they have listed the external links is a little confusing, and perhaps a little misleading especially for those who see a link and expect to have access.




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