JSTOR and Science: Together Again

I tend to run a little on the cynical side, so when Science pulled out of their ten year relationship with JSTOR last summer, I snickered (really – I did.) and thought that it was the beginning of the end, that no publisher should ever be trusted, ad nauseum. Well, internet, I was wrong.

One of the first email messages I read this new year detailed the new agreement between JSTOR and AAAS. Well, there were actually no details (that sort of financial stuff is simply not discussed in public), but the gist of the matter is that Science is NOT leaving JSTOR.

While I am still cynical about the rather precarious relationship between publishers and librarians, Ithink this agreement is a step in the right direction and feel very pleased that AAAS listened when librarians complained about them leaving JSTOR.

Happy New Year!

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January 7, 2008. News.

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