a. Springer Online Journal Archive

By Terry Vrable (UC San Diego), Acquisitions Coordinator, CDL

The former Springer-Verlag and Kluwer Academic Publishers are now combined in a single license under the Springer name.  Newly available in 2005 is the Springer Online Journal Archive.  Purchased by the CDL and funded in full with CDL funds, the archive contains subject collections.  Included are the former Springer-Verlag and Kluwer journals in the areas of Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy.  Each packaged collection will contain 50-180 journals.  The archive, when completed, is estimated to contain 1,200 journals with coverage spanning from volume 1 up through 1996.  The archive also includes some of the Springer Book Series.

Archive content is scheduled to be available in 2005 with the complete set of archived subject areas to be ready by the end of the year.  Most journals now offer two entries on their homepage, one for volumes published from 1997 to 2005, and one for the “Historical Archive.”   Journal pages are scheduled to be redesigned later this year to provide more information and allow more intuitive navigation through the complete content of each journal.

Additional details can be found at the Springer web site: http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-117-2-126299-0,00.html