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“Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in World”

For those who have not seen it yet, here is a link to the announcement from JSTOR about their opening up their versions of pre-1923 (U.S.)/pre-1870 (elsewhere) journal content. Publishers have been in the loop about this for some time, but it is nice that the community as a whole is able to learn about it now that it is here. Putting aside personal any quibbles on other fronts, this is meaningful and valuable step that will be useful to many people.  See:

PS: Soon (after the celebrating) it will be important to study the financial arrangements here closely, as I have the impression that this will come to be understood as a gift to the world that college and university libraries will wind up picking up the tab for. That is not 100% good even if OA is.

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