CRL JSTOR Print Archive Seeks Donations

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Marie Waltz -

CRL has been collecting and archiving JSTOR print volumes since 2001. As CRL libraries constitute a significant subscriber base for JSTOR, CRL created the print archive as a backup for providing original volumes to researchers in instances where the electronic version is incomplete or insufficient.

CRL’s print JSTOR collection circulates. Members can request a digital scan of relevant pages or the original print volume when a surrogate will not do. Records for JSTOR holdings are accessible in CRL’s JSTOR catalog, which can be browsed and searched by keyword, collection, or discipline at To borrow volumes, please consult with Access Services staff.

CRL aims to collect print copies of 1,837 JSTOR archive titles; currently, the CRL print archive contains full coverage of 1,287 titles. Of the remaining 550 titles with outstanding holdings, the disciplines with the greatest gaps include Art & Art History, Biological Science, and Language & Literature. As JSTOR scans new issues and titles, the CRL print archive will continue to require titles and volumes from every discipline.

Please consider donating to this collection during your next weeding project. To find out more about the JSTOR Print Archive, visit, or contact Marie Waltz, CRL Special Projects Librarian, at 773-955-4545, ext. 267; To assess the archive needs, consult the JSTOR catalog