Wednesday, 2 April 2008

New JSTOR platform

JSTOR has sent around an announcement to everyone who's been involved in the beta testing that the new JSTOR platform will be launched on Friday April 4 beginning around 7 am and continuing throughout the day. There shouldn't be any interruptions or downtime during the transition. Some highlights:
  • “MyJSTOR” is the first step in providing greater personal customization for users throughout the site.
  • Searches from an individual session are saved and can be rerun from a dropdown menu at the bottom of the search forms.
  • Basic searches, which search the full-text of all journals, can be entered directly from the home page by authorized users and can be limited by discipline.
  • Advanced Search now has proximity searching using NEAR 5, NEAR 10, & NEAR 25 operators in Boolean pull-down menus.
  • The “Images in JSTOR” and “Images in ARTstor” tabs appear in the results from all search forms.
  • The new Publication Information Pages include a journal description, holdings information, cataloging information, and a list of browsable volumes, arranged in 10-year segments.
JSTOR is offering webinars later this month on several different dates- you can sign up for these webinars in the Sandbox . The topics of the webinars are "Highlights of the New JSTOR Interface" and "Using the JSTOR Interface."

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