Early Journal Content from JSTOR discoverable through WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local
OCLC's WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local services enable discovery of full-text of the Early Journal Content on JSTOR, alongside additional full-text content, evaluative information and metadata from the collections of thousands of OCLC member libraries and publishers worldwide.
JSTOR recently announced that it would make the full text of its Early Journal Content freely accessible to anyone in the world. These works are also available to be discovered through OCLC services.
The Early Journal Content” from JSTOR is defined as those works “published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere.” This subset of content is estimated to be roughly 6% of the journal content on JSTOR, which includes articles from more than 1,400 journals.
A cooperative partnership with JSTOR has been in place since 2009. Since that time, OCLC has indexed and loaded the metadata for more than 4.6 million articles—and continues to add additional new content through monthly updates. Document metadata available through WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local begins in 1603 and covers an international range of publishers.
Users affiliated with WorldCat Local libraries and WorldCat.org users will discover records for Early Journal Content on JSTOR included in result sets. Examples of Early Journal Content articles available through WorldCat.org include “Municipal Socialism and Its Economic Limitations from Political Science Quarterly (1909) and “On the True Date of the Rosetta Stone, and on the Inferences Deducible from It” from The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy (1843). A user may discover the item and simply click the embedded jstor.org link under the heading to “Find a copy online” to access the full-text of the article.
Publishers and services such as JSTOR gain valuable visibility by working directly with OCLC to make metadata and content for entire collections available through OCLC services such as WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local. Library users benefit by having a single place to discover rich, relevant materials in libraries worldwide.