New South Asia JSTOR titles 5/27/10

From: consald-l-bounces@library.wisc.edu [consald-l-bounces@library.wisc.edu] On Behalf Of Wright, Samuel [SWright22@WUSTL.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:09 PM
To: CONSALD
Subject: [Consald-l] FW: New South Asia JSTOR titles (CONSALD)

Dear Colleagues,
 
See below for the response from Sarah Kim at JSTOR about our feedback.
 
On behalf of the Exec Committee, I’d like to thank you for your thoughts on this issue.
 
Cheers,
Sam
 

From: Sarah Kim [mailto:Sarah.Kim@ithaka.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:38 PM
To: Wright, Samuel
Subject: RE: New South Asia JSTOR titles (CONSALD)

 
[…snip]
 
It is extremely helpful to know that we are headed in the right direction to meet libraries’ needs and expectations. We will definitely consider the additional titles that you suggested. We typically try to invite more journals than we have space allotted for in case publishers decline or negotiations extend beyond the collection deadline. Once a journal is invited to participate in JSTOR, our invitation remains open and we welcome the journal at anytime.
 
Apologies for any confusion about Marg! We had some initial confusion about that as well. We came across two Margs, one published in Mumbia and the other published in Jodhpur. We are targeting the title published in Mumbia (ISSN: 0025-2913).
 
With regard to vernacular language titles, I am personally campaigning for it within the organization. I actually had a conversation about this with our Production team the other day! Unfortunately, it’s not in JSTOR’s immediate plans for the archive, but there are several people in the organization, including myself, who are thinking about how best to proceed. We initially considered digitizing vernacular language titles back in 2004-2005. At that time, however, there were no digitization vendors who had the language expertise to support the digitization at JSTOR’s standards. I believe that in the past five years, the market has changed very much and that there are now several potential vendors who we might be able to work with. I’m hoping that there will be more extensive conversations about how to support JSTOR’s production and website needs to support vernacular language content. With some luck, I hope to notify you of a plan in the future. Fingers crossed!
 
Please extend my appreciation to all CONSALD member who contributed to the conversation. I also encourage you and your colleagues to keep in touch should any questions or concerns arise. Everyone here at JSTOR values your input, and I would welcome any additional comments/suggestions you may have.
 
Thank you again for all your work on this. I look forward to being in touch as we move forward with Asian Studies.
 
All best,
Sarah

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From: Wright, Samuel [mailto:SWright22@WUSTL.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:51 PM
To: Sarah Kim
Subject: RE: New South Asia JSTOR titles (CONSALD)

Dear Sarah,
 
Sorry for my slight delay on getting back to you. We had a lively conversation and I provide the suggestions below.
Everyone thought the current list is great, though additional titles were proposed for inclusion if possible. Also, two questions were raised.
 
Suggested additions:
 
1)      Annual of Urdu Studies. 1981-. Annual.
University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asia.
ISSN: 0734-5348.
OCLC: 7624258
 
2)      Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka). 1988-. Annual.
Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.
Continues: Journal of the Sri Lanka Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
                OCLC: 29395891
 
3)      The Theosophist. 1879-. Monthly.
Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Pub. House
ISSN: 0040-5892
OCLC: 1713828
 
Questions:
1)      A question was raised about the periodical ‘Marg’. Is this the ‘Marg’ published from Mumbai rather than the one listed from Scientific Publishers? Marg published in Mumbai started in 1946; its ISSN is 0025-2913.
 
2)      Any plans for vernacular language titles?
 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions,
 
Best,
Sam

 

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