Monday, January 07, 2008

AAAS Says Science Will Remain in JSTOR

It looks like the outcry worked. Science is going to stick with JSTOR. This is good news. I am sure that the AAAS would have done a fine job of archiving the journal Science, but having it in JSTOR strengthens that archive and it is a strike against the proliferation of single journal or publisher archives which makes the lives of users (and librarians) easier.

I wrote about this back in July 2007 I am glad to see they changed their minds.

1 comment:

Carla Tracy, Augustana said...

I can't resist stating that David Carlson, Dean of Libraries at Southern IL University and one of the strongest forces behind the creation of the Consortium of Academic Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), wrote the initial letter of protest to the AAAS. The letter and a related document were then endorsed by many individual library consortia and by ICOLC.