JSTOR wants your feedback

Note from Haidy Geismar, NYU
I had a meeting a couple of weeks ago with Anne Ray, of JSTOR, who was putting out feelers regarding creating a special ‘unit’ consolidating relevant journals and other resources, primarily concerned with ‘museum studies’ and ‘libraries and archives’. It was exciting for me because I was able to suggest that JSTOR think about digitizing and archiving journals that I use regularly but that are sometimes hard to access, like the Journal of Museum Ethnography.
Anne is extremely keen to get as much input and as many suggestions as possible and writes to the readers of material world:

JSTOR, a digital archive containing the back runs of over 1,000 academic journals and other content in over 50 disciplines, has in recent years become an electronic resource used in many museums. With strengths in art & art history, archaeology, classical studies, and many other areas, JSTOR’s Content Development team is considering what other periodicals to seek to include in the archive that will be valuable to museum professionals and Museum Studies scholars. What journals that are widely read by scholars or professionals at your institution would you like to see preserved on JSTOR? Also, in your view, what terminology best fits your field of study, and what terminology would you like to see JSTOR adopt for this field? Readers who might like to contribute feedback are welcome to contact Anne Ray, Content Development Manager, at contentdevelopment@jstor.org.

Please also feel free to add suggestions for journals and framing categories in the comments for this post.

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5 Responses to JSTOR wants your feedback

  1. John McCreery, Independent Scholar April 1, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    No. 1 desire — a way for independent scholars to access JSTOR. Lots of us seriously academic but unaffiliated folk these days, including, I suspect, a good number like myself who would happily pay a reasonable fee for access.

  2. Anne Ray, JSTOR April 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    Hello John! Thanks so much for the reply. JSTOR is planning a new program to enable subscriptions for independent scholars. We are still working on the details of the program, but if you’d like to send your contact info, we’d be happy let you know when more details become available. We also ran a small test this year to extend JSTOR access to alumni of participating institutions, and this option may be more widely available in the future. Thanks again for your interest! ~Anne Ray, JSTOR Content Development

  3. Anne Ray, JSTOR April 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Hello John, Thanks very much for the response. JSTOR is planning a new program to enable subscriptions for independent scholars. We are still working on the details of the program, but if you’d like to send your contact information we’d be happy let you know when more details become available. We also ran a small test this year to extend JSTOR access to alumni of participating institutions, and this option may be more widely available in the future. Thank you very much again for your interest! ~Anne Ray

  4. John McCreery, Independent Scholar April 9, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    Anne, thank you for your reply. Where should I send the contact information?

  5. Amiria Salmond, University of Auckland April 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Journal of Museum Ethnography (UK) please.

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