Forwarding a conversation thread (below) from Wikimedia-l, where I just posted a comment that has specific relevance to Australian Wikimedians who might wish to access subscription databases (e.g. JSTOR).
In short - if you get a free NLA library card you can get access to JSTOR and much more for free, offsite access too. -Liam ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> Date: 24 September 2013 13:06 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org> Cc: Jake Orlowitz <jorlow...@gmail.com>, English Wikipedia < wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org> With regards to getting access to closed journals... I'm now working for the National Library of Australia and we offer free, at home, access to JSTOR and MANY other restricted access databases to any Australian, if they get a free library card. [You can see the full list at the NLA eResources page: http://www.nla.gov.au /app/eresources/ ] Is this unique to Australia? I must admit that I didn't realise until recently the extent of the restricted databases that were available for free to library card holders in their own home. With all the discussion over the years on the global Wikimedia mailing lists about trying to special access for Wikimedians, I had just assumed it was a global issue. But, at least for Australians, it's largely solved... Are other country's major libraries offering journal access to the public for free? If not, perhaps rather than trying to get special access for Wikimedians directly from the Database companies, we should be working to get access via Library subscriptions? Liam / Wittylama. [p.s. yes - I realise I'm promoting a service offered by my employer, sorry. But I reckon it's relevant and important that people know though. p.p.s. If you are Australian and want a free library card sent to you - go here: http://www.nla.gov.au/getalibrarycard/ ] wittylama.com Peace, love & metadata On 24 September 2013 12:48, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andre...@gmail.com> wrote: > It's probably worth mentioning (again) that > we started a brand new wikimedia mailing list about Open Access: > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/openaccess > > If you are interested in the topic of access to scientific/academic > literature, you should be there. > Getting access to "closed" journals is definetely something that we like > and must pursue, > but changing the very system of is more important. > We shouldn't have this issue at all :-) > > Aubrey > > > > > > > On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Tom Morris <t...@tommorris.org> wrote: > > > If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your > > university provide alumni access. > > > > My university, the University of London, provide alumni access to the > > library for £220 a year, which includes an eight book borrowing limit, > full > > JSTOR access (which doesn't have the limitation that JPASS has), Oxford > DNB > > access and some other online resources. > > > > Some universities also charge the even better price of nothing. > > > > I've put up a page in project space on English Wikipedia so we can > > document which institutions provide access: > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR/Alumni_access > > > > -- > > Tom Morris > > http://tommorris.org/ > > > > On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com) > wrote: > > > > fyi > > > > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > > From: Kathleen McCook <klmcc...@gmail.com> > > Date: 24 September 2013 12:25 > > Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals > > To: English Wikipedia <wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org> > > > > > > In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t > > affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools, > > not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program > > offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s > > archive collection. The move follows the March 2012 launch of JSTOR’s > > Register & Readprogram, which allowed independent researchers to > > register for a free MyJSTOR account, and receive free, online-only > > access to three full-text articles every 14 days. That service has > > since attracted almost one million users including independent > > scholars, writers, business people, adjunct faculty, and others, and > > JSTOR plans to continue offering the service in its current form. > > However, in a recent survey, many of Register & Read users expressed > > interest in an individual subscription model that would offer enhanced > > access, encouraging JSTOR to move ahead with JPASS. > > > > > > > > > > > http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/09/digital-libraries/jstor-launches-jpass-access-accounts-for-individual-researchers/ > > JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers > > [Library Journal] > > > > _______________________________________________ > > WikiEN-l mailing list > > wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org > > To unsubscribe from this mailing list, visit: > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikien-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list > > wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list > > wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> >
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