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The Resource JSTOR : a history, Roger C. Schonfeld, (electronic resource)

JSTOR : a history, Roger C. Schonfeld, (electronic resource)

Label
JSTOR : a history
Title
JSTOR
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Roger C. Schonfeld
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schonfeld, Roger C.
Dewey number
050/.285/574
LC call number
PN4836
LC item number
.S36 2003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • JSTOR (Organization)
  • Periodicals
Summary expansion
Ten years ago, most scholars and students relied on bulky card catalogs, printed bibliographic indices, and hardcopy books and journals. Today, much content is available electronically or online. This book examines the history of one of the first, and most successful, digital resources for scholarly communication, JSTOR. Beginning as a grant-funded project of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the University of Michigan, JSTOR has grown to become a major archive of the backfiles of academic journals, and its own nonprofit organization.Roger Schonfeld begins this history by looking at JSTOR's original mission of saving storage space and thereby storage costs, a mission that expanded immediately to improving access to the literature. What role did the University play? Could JSTOR have been built without the active involvement of a foundation? Why was it seen as necessary to "spin off" the project? This case study proceeds as an organizational history of the birth and maturation of this nonprofit, which had to emerge from the original university partnership to carve its own identity. How did the grant project evolve into a successful marketplace enterprise? How was JSTOR able to serve its twofold mission of archiving its journals while also providing access to them? What has accounted for its growth? Finally, Schonfeld considers implications of the economic and organizational aspects of archiving as well as the system-wide savings that JSTOR ensures by broadly distributing costs
Label
JSTOR : a history, Roger C. Schonfeld, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-404) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000637416
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780691115313
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002035907
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000637416
Label
JSTOR : a history, Roger C. Schonfeld, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-404) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000637416
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780691115313
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002035907
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000637416

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