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JSTOR : a history

Author: Roger C Schonfeld
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Databases
History
Bases de données
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger C Schonfeld
ISBN: 0691115311 9780691115313
OCLC Number: 50718677
Description: xxxiv, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Hal Varian --
A Note on Publication / William G. Bowen --
A JSTOR Time Line --
Ch. 1. The Idea at Denison, the Project at Mellon: December 1993-January 1994 --
Ch. 2. In Search of a Partner, but Beginning Alone: February-May 1994 --
Ch. 3. Securing an Institutional Partner: The University of Michigan: April-August 1994 --
Ch. 4. The Pilot Project: September 1994-April 1995 --
Ch. 5. Evolving Organizational Decisions --
and Independence: February-December 1995 --
Ch. 6. Defining a Mission in Partnership with Publishers: September 1995-August 1996 --
Ch. 7. Operational Changes at Michigan: September 1995-August 1996 --
Ch. 8. Developing a Business Plan: January-December 1996 --
Ch. 9. A More Thoroughly Professionalized Operation: September 1996-December 1997 --
Ch. 10. Public Availability and Library Participation: September 1996-December 1997 --
Ch. 11. Developing Two New Collections: May 1997-December 1999 --
Ch. 12. Increasing Availability and Participation: January 1998-December 1999 --
Ch. 13. Completing Arts & Sciences I and Strategizing for the Future: July 1998-December 1999 --
Ch. 14. Challenges and Opportunities of Growth: January 2000-December 2001 --
Conclusion: A Self-Sustaining Organization --
Epilogue: Lessons Learned --
App. List of Journals.
Responsibility: Roger C. Schonfeld.
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