Librarians Protest Science’s Departure From JSTOR, Fearing a Trend

From the Chronicle of Higher Ed:

“When the American Association for the Advancement of Science announced in late July that it would pull its flagship journal, Science, from JSTOR, the popular, nonprofit digital archive of scholarly publications, the association cast its decision as a natural evolution.”

“Librarians are also examining their options in the wake of the decision, which will take effect at the end of the year. From that time, no further back issues of Science will be stored on JSTOR, although JSTOR subscribers will continue to have access to already-archived holdings. Many librarians see the move as a portent of profound new pressures on their budgets and their facilities.”

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3 Responses to Librarians Protest Science’s Departure From JSTOR, Fearing a Trend

  1. slisit says:

    Here is the official statement from JSTOR. I’m assuming that Science will be available elsewhere, but that probably does not make it easier for libraries or their budgets, especially if Science becomes a stand-alone subscription only and not part of a package (like it was in JSTOR).

    ~Becky

  2. djsabor says:

    I meant to put the link to the entire article. Had some trouble posting it. Stand by! -Sarah

  3. Dave Z says:

    Eh, JSTOR is a lousy source for small-s science articles in the first place.

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