JSTOR: a case study in the recent history of scholarly communications

JSTOR: a case study in the recent history of scholarly communications Purpose – To argue for the consideration from an historical perspective of technology‐enabled changes in higher education. Design/methodology/approach – Uses examples from the author's history of JSTOR as a case study. Findings – That the case of JSTOR offers evidence that technology‐enabled changes in higher education will have historical interest. Research limitations/implications – Although the author presents only examples from JSTOR, historians should begin to give attention to the overall changes taking place in scholarly communications and higher education. Practical implications – Suggests further areas of research for historians, information scientists, and graduate students. Originality/value – This work should be of interest to library and information professionals, business historians, and perhaps economic historians interested in the information industries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Program: electronic library and information systems Emerald Publishing

JSTOR: a case study in the recent history of scholarly communications

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0033-0337
DOI
10.1108/00330330510627953
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Abstract

Purpose – To argue for the consideration from an historical perspective of technology‐enabled changes in higher education. Design/methodology/approach – Uses examples from the author's history of JSTOR as a case study. Findings – That the case of JSTOR offers evidence that technology‐enabled changes in higher education will have historical interest. Research limitations/implications – Although the author presents only examples from JSTOR, historians should begin to give attention to the overall changes taking place in scholarly communications and higher education. Practical implications – Suggests further areas of research for historians, information scientists, and graduate students. Originality/value – This work should be of interest to library and information professionals, business historians, and perhaps economic historians interested in the information industries.

Journal

Program: electronic library and information systemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2005

Keywords: Archives management; Organizational development; Knowledge management

References

  • JSTOR: A History
    Schonfeld, R.C.

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