[Mansa-l] Fwd: FYI: JSTOR Open Africa Initiative
Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:22:38 -0700
Colleagues at African academic or non-profit institutions should take
advantage of this important development. The relevant contact
information is included in the message.
> >From http://www.jstor.org/about/africa/openafrica.html
>As part of JSTOR's mission to create an archive of scholarly literature
>and extend access to the archive as broadly as possible, we are proud to
>announce that JSTOR has adopted a plan to waive participation fees for
>any academic or not-for-profit institution on the continent of Africa.
>This plan affects new participants, as well as institutions that
>currently participate in JSTOR.
>Note: This program will begin on July 1, 2006.
> * Access will be for the entire JSTOR archive, including all content
> added to the archive during the period of participation.
> Information about each collection may be found at Currently
> Available Collections and Journals
> * Access to JSTOR is provided via the Internet, using IP addresses
> that are authorized at the institution to have that access. An
> institution must have stable IP addresses in order to participate
> in this program. JSTOR will not be offering password-based access
> to Open Africa participants.
> * Open Africa participants are required to take the JSTOR Network
> Performance Test <http://www.jstor.org/about/network.test.html>
> prior to becoming participants so they are aware of any
> difficulties they may have in accessing the archive.
> * Current JSTOR participants will receive a pro-rated refund for any
> fees paid to JSTOR in 2006, with participation fees waived from
> that point forward. Annual Access Fees paid in 2006 will be
> refunded on a prorated basis from July 1, and Archive Capital Fees
> paid in 2006 will be refunded fully. Fees paid to JSTOR prior to
> 2006 will not be refunded.
> * JSTOR will be waiving the standard access fees (the Archive
> Capital Fee and the Annual Access Fee) to the archive to any
> institution from a country on the continent of Africa.
> * Participation fees will be waived for a minimum of three years,
> and will remain waived for as long as economic conditions in the
> institutions and within the country dictate, at which point JSTOR
> will evaluate whether conditions or circumstances have changed
> significantly enough to warrant a change in policy.
>For more information about JSTOR's Open Africa Program, please contact
>See website for:
>1. Why only Africa?
>2. List of eligible countries
>3. Initiating participation