a. Additions to JSTOR

We are pleased to announce the licensing of JSTOR’s Arts & Sciences III, Arts & Sciences IV, and Arts & Sciences Complement collections.  The Arts & Sciences collections represent the building blocks of a single interdisciplinary archive of over 600 journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each of the four core Arts & Sciences collections introduces new academic disciplines into the archive.  The Arts & Sciences Complement enables institutions to build upon these core collections, adding new journals in existing disciplines and cross-disciplinary fields over time.  There are no overlaps (titles included in more than one collection) among the Arts & Sciences collections.

Focused on the arts and humanities, the Arts & Sciences III Collection will contain a minimum of 120 titles at completion.  Currently 72 journals covering language and literature, music and the history and study of art and architecture are available.  Additional titles in these fields as well as journals in cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, and religion will follow.  Arts & Sciences III is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2005.

The Arts & Sciences IV Collection will include a minimum of 100 titles and will be released beginning in early 2004 and concluding in 2006.  Law, psychology, and public policy and administration are the new areas introduced with this collection.  The collection will also include business and education titles.

The Arts & Sciences Complement is intended to offer participants a method to seamlessly add journals related to the core Arts & Sciences I, II, III, and IV collections.  For the Arts & Sciences Complement, journals may be focused in any of the more than 30 arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines covered by JSTOR. Our aim is to introduce important titles that we were unable to include in earlier collections and to capture journals that cross discipline boundaries.  A minimum of 150 titles will be added over five years, beginning in early 2004 and concluding by the end of 2008.

Title lists for these collections are available on JSTOR’s site:

John Bloomberg-Rissman (UCR) is the CDL Resource Liaison for JSTOR.

b. American Geophysical Union Journals

By Peter Brueggerman (UCSD), Resource Liaison nominee

Access to the ejournals of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)is now available to all campuses through a CDL license.  AGU is a major publisher in earth sciences, with a high level of user interest in licensed access.

As part of its collaborative mission, CDL fully funded this purchase, supported by co-investment from participating campuses to cover an annual Web access fee for each database.

The AGU titles available are:
Journal of Geophysical Research, all sections (aka JGR)
Geophysical Research Letters (aka GRL)
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (aka G-cubed)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
International Journal of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy
Radio Science
Reviews of Geophysics
Water Resources Research

AGU ejournals are available back to 1994. Articles are available in HTML or PDF versions.  The AGU ejournal system has several search options: author/year back to 1988; full text back to 2002; fielded bibliographic records with abstracts back to 1988.  AGU journals are indexed by abstracting and indexing databases, such as Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA), and the CDL-licensed Georef.  AGU ejournals are compatible with UC-eLinking to full text.

AGU ejournal access has simultaneous user restrictions that are campus-specific and not pooled systemwide, so campuses should be attentive to reports of user turnaway, in addition to monitoring AGU turnaway statistics.  Additional simultaneous users can be purchased at the campus level.

CDL wishes to thank Peter Brueggerman (UCSD) and Tony Harvell (UCSD) for their efforts in bringing this resource to UC.