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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Good JSTOR news.

When I was attached to a university, I had access to the wonderful archives of JSTOR - but when I left and became a private individual again, I had no way of getting in the door, so as to speak. Now it looks like they are changing their access rules and offering some access to individuals ... as spelt out in the following.

Register & Read (Coming soon!)

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Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. Register & Read follows the release of the Early Journal Content as the next step in our efforts to find sustainable ways to extend access to JSTOR, specifically to those not affiliated with participating institutions.
How will it work? Look this up HERE.

And there's more good news ...

Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in World

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On September 6, 2011, we announced that we are making journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR.
While JSTOR currently provides access to scholarly content to people through a growing network of more than 7,000 institutions in 153 countries, we also know there are independent scholars and other people that we are still not reaching in this way.  Making the Early Journal Content freely available is a first step in a larger effort to provide more access options to the content on JSTOR for these individuals.  
The Early Journal Content will be released on a rolling basis beginning today. A quick video tutorial about how to access this content is also available.
We encourage broad use of the Early Journal Content, including the ability to reuse it for non-commercial purposes.  We ask that you acknowledge JSTOR as the source of the content and provide a link back to our site. Please also be considerate of other users and do not use robots or other devices to systematically download these works as this may be disruptive to our systems.  For more information, you can read a new section about Early Journal Content in our Terms & Conditions of Use.  
If you would like to be notified of the first and subsequent releases of the Early Journal Content, you may follow us on Twitteror Facebook.  
You can browse a list of available content by discipline or by title. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions if you have additional questions about the Early Journal Content or contact us at
Download a brief program description that lists some Early Journal Content highlights.

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