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JSTOR Current Scholarship Program: Platform Transition Issues

With apologies for cross-posting...

Dear Colleagues -

On January 1, 2011, we will launch the first set of titles in the 
JSTOR Current Scholarship Program (CSP), making available the 
current issues of more than 100 journals on the JSTOR platform.

Many CSP journals are currently available online directly from 
the publishers and will be migrating to JSTOR as their primary 
online platform.  In anticipation of this change, we want to 
provide libraries and their vendors with information about access 
as well as what you need to ensure that A-Z lists, link 
resolvers,  and library discovery services continue to work well 
and direct users appropriately.

Below are some important preliminary details.  We will be posting 
this and additional information to our website in the coming 
weeks and will continue to be in touch as the code release and 
launch dates approach.  Instructional webinars will also be 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 

Thank you -

Bruce Heterick
VP, Outreach & Participation Services


December 18, 2010:  JSTOR will perform a platform update to 
include new features to support CSP journals.

December 18-31, 2010:  JSTOR will be loading the first set of CSP 
journals during this period. This will include 2010 content and 
recent back issues for most, and possibly all, CSP journals.  It 
will also include archival content to volume 1, issues 1 for most 
titles.  Please be aware that during this brief period, users may 
locate this content if they choose to browse or search all 
content. They will not have access to this content, however, 
until 2011 subscription access begins on JSTOR the first of the 

January 1, 2011:  Libraries will gain access on JSTOR to CSP 
subscribed titles that have been released.

Post January 1:    JSTOR will release and provide access to any 
CSP journals or any volumes/issues that were not part of the 
initial release.


A full list of CSP journals is available at:

A confirmed list of journals for the first release will be 
available in early December.

CSP journal content will include full-text HTML for some journals 
and downloadable PDF for all journals.  Please note that for some 
journals, we will be replacing access to the existing page scans 
on JSTOR with these formats for some volumes/issues over time. 
This is being done to ensure that the content available on JSTOR 
reflects the version of record.  We will preserve all digital 
formats, including the page scans previously created by JSTOR, as 
well as paper copies in our university partner print 

Access for subscribing institutions will be initiated from the 
JSTOR platform on January 1, 2011 or thereafter as journals are 
released.  This access will automatically integrate the CSP 
journals with any collections libraries already license from 
JSTOR. Libraries should check their access after January 1 to 
ensure subscribed titles are visible and report any problems to 
us at support@jstor.org.

If you have not done so, please note that new subscriptions and 
renewals for 2011 can be made directly with JSTOR or through a 
subscription agent.  Publishers may also accept direct orders. 
Details are available at:

A list of CSP publishers, their journals, E-ISSNs, ISSNs, 
existing journal URLs, and new JSTOR journal URLs, is available 
at http://about.jstor.org/sites/default/files/CurrentScholarshipProgram_2011_URLs.xls.
This list will be updated to include release dates once 

Most CSP publishers are planning to keep their existing sites up 
for a period of at least one month following the release of their 
journals on JSTOR.  We are working with publishers to redirect 
URLs at or prior to site closures and for at least a year. The 
level of URL redirect (site-level, journal level) will vary from 
publisher to publisher.

A complete list of publisher site closure dates and redirect 
policies will be available in early December.

JSTOR is licensing CSP journals in ways that differ from the 
JSTOR Archival Collections and that may require changes to 
library access settings with their discovery and linking vendors. 
The following options are available for CSP journals:

*  Current Collections: Traditional journal subscriptions from 
multiple publishers bundled as collections that match JSTOR 
archive collections (e.g. A&S I Current).
*  Current Collection - Full Run: A Current Collection, plus 
backfiles of each individual title within that Collection.
*  Single Title - Current: a traditional current journal 
subscription. Available in electronic, plus P+E or P-only for 
some titles.
*  Single Title - Full Run: The complete run of a single title 
(Volume 1, Issue 1 through the current issue).

To aid in vendors setting up the appropriate access options, 
downloadable title lists are available for each of the new 
Current Collections at:
Please note that these lists are subject to change based on 
content loaded and released prior to access beginning on January 
1, 2011.

A list of all CSP journals will be available in .CSV format in 
the future.

JSTOR will support DOI, OpenURL , SICI, and direct links to JSTOR 
stable URLs for CSP journals.

Metadata for CSP journals will be available directly from JSTOR 
for incorporation in discovery services for vendors with whom 
JSTOR currently has an agreement.  If you are interested in 
receiving this data, please contact support@jstor.org.

Vendors that do not have agreements with JSTOR and that currently 
receive metadata or full-text directly from CSP publishers should 
contact those publishers directly for more information about 
future data deposits or availability.

Usage statistics for CSP journals will be available from JSTOR 
beginning January 1, 2011 or upon release for titles that become 
available after that date. CSP publishers currently providing 
usage statistics to their existing sites will continue to provide 
access to them on those sites while they remain available. When 
those sites close, libraries will be able to gain access to the 
statistics for those sites by contacting either the publisher or