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RE: going online only... (and JSTOR)

I am glad Kevin raised the issue of governance of JSTOR. The board
includes the names of some very impressive individuals in a variety of
roles in higher education. But I am completely in the dark about how these
individuals are appointed to the board. I think that before the library
community can have total faith in the long-term direction and permanence
of JSTOR, the governance of this organization needs to be more transparent
and modeled more along the lines of OCLC or CRL. I am not aware that there
are any elected members of the board, or who the electorate might be.

Paul M. Gherman
University Librarian
611B General Library
419 21st Avenue South
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240
Office: (615) 322-7120
Fax: (615) 343-8279