CRL / JSTOR Print Archive Project
As of March 27, 2013, CRL has archived 64,777 volumes of the JSTOR Archive Collections. This is 71.51% of the complete JSTOR archived serial holdings. CRL continues to build this journal archive, working with regular donations from the University of Arizona, Harvard University, Dartmouth, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, and other CRL member libraries throughout the U.S.
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JSTOR Catalog ScopeFor current CRL holdings information, please connect to our JSTOR Print Archives Catalog. It offers information on our current holdings and those volumes which are needed to complete the collection.
The goal of CRL's JSTOR print archive is to assemble a collection of JSTOR print volumes that match most of those in the JSTOR electronic collections. The exception is for JSTOR collections that are not widely held by CRL member libraries. Currently these are titles found in the Ireland and the British Pamphlets Collections.
The CRL JSTOR print archive is for the use of CRL library members. It provides CRL member libraries with the assurance that print versions of all JSTOR archive titles are available should the JSTOR electronic archive be unable to meet the needs of our members. The volumes in the CRL JSTOR archive are received through donation from CRL member libraries. CRL will preserve the volumes, and provide them to members when appropriate.
A complete list of JSTOR archived titles is available on the JSTOR website at (http://about.jstor.org/content-collections/journals).
Current JSTOR Holdings
The CRL JSTOR Catalog provides title level information about the holdings we have available on our shelved and those we have not yet acquired. Call numbers for JSTOR materials are assigned using the same convention as for other CRL holdings. A unique alpha/numerical call number, is assigned to each donated title beginning with the letter J. For example, the first title and volume of the JSTOR collection is J-1. The call number is assigned sequentially, and is based on the date of receipt. For this reason, volumes within a title may be assigned to multiple call numbers. All current JSTOR records in CRL’s catalog (http://catalog.crl.edu/) have fields that list current holdings and issues wanted. Please note that the catalog holdings do not reflect donation offers we have accepted, but have not yet received.
For large donations, please contact CRL staff to discuss the workflow for your donations. We will identify title holding we want from a donor provided list. If you are a new donor, please read our donation procedures before sending volumes.
Roles and responsibilities
CRL has identified the roles and responsibilities of JSTOR print archive donors and CRL in this document: Roles and responsibilities of donor library. Please contact us if you have any questions about this document.
New donors are encouraged to consult our JSTOR Donation_Procedures and contact JSTOR staff prior to making a new donation.
Journals are located in a climate and humidity-controlled environment within the Center for Research Library Facility in Chicago, IL. We have posted our temperatures and humidity readings for the JSTOR Print Archive at CRL. Temp Humid H L for 2003 2010.
Validation of JSTOR
JSTOR materials are accepted into the repository based on their condition. Please consult our Validation Statement for an explanation.
Circulation of JSTOR Journals
CRL lends journals from the JSTOR print archive to CRL libraries when the JSTOR electronic version does not meet the needs of a user. Users interested in borrowing JSTOR print journals may contact their library’s interlibrary loan office. A list of CRL members is available under Membership on this Web site. The users local ILL department will make the arrangements with CRL's Access Services staff to deliver the volumes to the user. To borrow for a special project, please contact JSTOR at (773) 955-4545 ext.267 or e-mail us at jstorarchive at crl dot edu.