[Mansa-l] Fwd: FYI: JSTOR Open Africa Initiative

Stephen Wooten swooten@darkwing.uoregon.edu
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.
>*Program highlights:*
>     * 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
>       <http://www.jstor.org/about/collection.list.html>.
>     * 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
>participation@jstor.org <mailto:participation@jstor.org>.
>See website for:
>1. Why only Africa?
>2. List of eligible countries
>3. Initiating participation