The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0516 Tuesday, 24 February 2004
Date: Friday, 20 Feb 2004 12:05:45 -0600
Subject: 15.0502 Old Journals
Comment: Re: SHK 15.0502 Old Journals
>If only that were true. JStor is a subscription service and the student
>would have to be a member of an institution paying for that privilege
This is certainly the case - but Jstor is available on a remarkable
number of campuses, and the newer the school, the more likely the
library has subscribed. It's a lot easier to use Jstor than it is to
accession, shelve, supervise (e.g. re-shelving, walking the stacks to
look for journals out of order, etc.) -- and it may be cheaper in the
long run or even the short run. The library at my institution went to
Jstor when its budget for journals was being severely cut.
Nor is Jstor the only such database.
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