Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

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Updated 13 November, 2009

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NEWS: 14 August, 2009: Today we announced a new effort that will enable invited publishers working with JSTOR to make their current issues, along with their back issues, available on the JSTOR platform. This effort is being launched initially by University of California Press and JSTOR, and additional publishers are being invited to join. We encourage you to read the press release <>  and additional information here <>
January 25, 2009  JSTOR and Ithaka Merge, Uniting Efforts to Serve the Scholarly Community. JSTOR and Ithaka today announced the merger of their organizations. This move unites two pioneering entities that are focused on helping the scholarly community take advantage of rapidly advancing information technologies.
April 7, 2009: Today, JSTOR renamed its Arts & Sciences Complement to Arts & Sciences VII <> . This marks the completion of a collection launched in 2004 that now includes more than 180 titles from 35 of our 50 disciplines.
JSTOR Introduces New Extended Savings Model for Consortia (16/2/09)

JSTOR Update: CAUL / CONZUL Webinar (12/8/09)
Merger of JSTOR and Ithaka. Jason E. Phillips Associate Director, Outreach & Participation Services  (12/8/09)

Setup & Technical Support Information from JSTOR (23/1/08)
Welcome message:
We are very pleased to welcome you as a participating institution in the xxxx Collection. Your IP numbers have been added to our access database, and your access to JSTOR should be fully in effect. You may access these collections by selecting "Search" or "Browse" from the main page at:
    We maintain an email group that is used to send out updates and announcements. We have added xxxx  to this group as the primary contact, and we would be happy to add as many library staff members as are interested. You may request to add additional staff members to this group, or you may request to be removed from the list, by sending an email message to
    If you have any questions at all regarding any aspect of JSTOR use, please don't hesitate to call or email. The email address will reach the JSTOR User Services support staff. Our toll-free phone number is 888-388-3574 (in the USA only), and the direct dial number is 734-998-9101.
JSTOR Value Statements - correspondence from JSTOR (5/9/08)
CAUL cost-per-use data (5/9/08)

General Information from JSTOR:
Contact Information for JSTOR Offices and Staff (29/10/07)
Becoming a Participant: information about licensing access to JSTOR and about participation fees (6/9/06, updated 22/4/08)
Participation Fees for Government and Non-Profit Research Institutions (U.S. and International) (23/9/08)
Adding a New Collection for International Academic and Research Institutions (19/4/06)
Withdrawal template for ceasing participation in a collection/s.  (23/1/07, updated 22/4/08)
Participation Information - International Academic or Other Research Institutions (19/4/06)
JSTORNEWS (29/8/07)
JSTOR history - email from 1996 (21/10/09)

Here are a few helpful links to information about using JSTOR. (Some of these web pages require authentication to JSTOR before viewing.):
- Resource pages for librarians:
- Usage statistics report form (available after one day of usage):
 (For stats help, see: )
- JSTOR provider designation service:
 (Your institutionís statement is viewable from the Browse page: )

NEWS (24/7/07):  From 31 December 2007, new subscribers to Health & General Sciences collection will not have any access to Science, while current subscribers will have access to the archive up to 2002.  No new content will be added to the Science collectiion.
Currently available collections and journals (22/4/08)
Upcoming collections (8/5/08)
19th Century British Pamphlets Collection (30/4/09)  free access to 30/6/09
JSTOR Arts & Science VII Collection - replaces A&S Complement (25/4/09) The fees for the A&S VII Collection remain the same as those for the Arts & Sciences Complement.  (30/4/09)
The Ireland Collection adds resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present. With funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme, the Ireland Collection was created in collaboration with Queen's University Belfast. (15/7/08)
JSTOR Arts & Science VI Collection (6/5/08)
 From JSTOR (8/5/08):  We are in the process of adding the A&S VI information to our web site and hope to have it available by the end of this week or early next week.  Once it's available, I will let you know. The Arts & Sciences VI Collection will include a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) titles at its completion in 2010. This collection extends JSTORís coverage in disciplines across the social sciences with journals in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. Please bear in mind that the Annual Access Fee (AAF) is prorated to reflect the amount of content available in the collection while it is under development. The AAF for the Arts & Sciences VI Collection is prorated at 0% in 2008, 30% in 2009, and 60% in 2010. In 2011, we expect to complete the collection and assess 100% of the AAF.
JSTOR Life Sciences Collection (6/5/08) Information regarding the Life Sciences Collection, including overlap between the collections is available at:
JSTOR Collection Announcement: Business II Collection (19/4/06)
JSTORís General Science Collection has been renamed as the Health & General Sciences Collection (18/9/06)
Title list from JSTOR's collections, including overlaps (Restricted access, correct at 28/1/03)

Note:  Access will not be provided to new collections until the following agreement is completed.
Update 13/11/09: It is true that scanned, signed copies of licenses and riders (or other amendment documentation) can be received [emailed or faxed] and will be processed accordingly. However, if institutions require fully-executed license documentation for their  records, that must be requested.  So, if a scanned license is sent and an institution wishes to have it countersigned, we can do that and mail it back. If the institution wishes to have their original-signed documentation countersigned and returned for their files, we can do that as well and then would need to receive the original with a note requesting countersignature.

Collections Rider to the JSTOR Archive License Agreement (direct from the JSTOR site, 8/10/09)
Updated collections rider for academic institutions (20/10/09)
Updated collections rider for non-profit institutions (20/10/09)

Aluka Participation Agreement for Institutional Participants Version 1.2 (June 2008) (16/10/08)
Collections Rider to the JSTOR Archive License Agreement (15/7/08, confirmed the same for 2009 as 2008, 9/9/08)
Collections Rider to the JSTOR Archive License Agreement - non-academic (23/9/08)
JSTOR® Institutional Participation Agreement (Academic) (4/12/07)
JSTOR® Institutional Participation Agreement (Government/Non-profit) (6/12/07)
Terms and Conditions of Use of the JSTOR Archive (4/12/07)
JSTOR® Archive License Agreement and Schedule A (September, 2004)
International Licence Agreement (dated June, 2003) (5/8/04)

CAUL Pricing for JSTOR:
JSTOR credits available at 7/10/08 - LS ACF credits will expire at the end of this year; all other credits will remain in your account for use in the future (7/10/08)
JSTOR credits available to be applied against 2007 CAUL subscriptions (31/7/06) .... credits as they have been applied to date for each participant that still has a credit - this has been prepared by our finance department, so please review to see if there are any discrepancies or omissions compared to your records.
JSTOR - CAUL credits to be applied 2006-2009 - institutions who licensed ASI, ASII, and Arts & Sciences III Collection before they were funded by DEST (2/8/05)

JSTOR Pricing for CAUL 2010 (25/8/09)
Arts & Sciences VIII Collection fees for all institutions in Australia and New Zealand (20/10/09)
JSTOR Pricing for CAUL 2009 (31/7/08, updated 7/8/08))
Non-academic pricing for JSTOR (14/5/08)  The Government and Non-Profit Research Institution fees are already substantially reduced, so we do not offer a consortial discount on them at this time. (22/6/07)
JSTOR Pricing for CAUL 2008 (3/8/07, updated 29/5/08)) Includes pricing for new Arts & Sciences VI collection and Life Sciences collection (19/4/08)
The Ireland Collection pricing for CAUL (15/7/08)
JSTOR Pricing for CAUL 2007 - Revised calculations (19/7/07)
Pricing for new Arts & Science V collection (20/4/07)
CAUL & CONZUL Business II Collection Participation Fees (26/4/06)

JSTOR AAF Fees for 2007 for current subscribers (14/9/06)
JSTOR 2007 international pricing for all collections (31/7/06) -  2006 was the last year for which the AAF for CAUL's ASI, II and III is funded by DEST.

....2007 participation fees for all of our collections currently available.   .. [modified] internal pricing guide ... so you have all fees for all collections - and the reduced fees for collections where there is content overlap.  You will see that there is a tab for each collection and its fees.  The "U.S. Fees 0%" fees are noted simply as a guide for you so you can see the difference in price - as Australian and New Zealand participants receive 20% off.  To make things even more convenient, I've added in the 9% consortial savings on all ACFs.
     For collections that will still be in development come 2007 (Biological Sciences, Business II and the Arts & Sciences Complement), I've noted the pro-rated AAFs as well as the full Annual Access Fee once the collection is completed.
     Therefore, the attached guide is helpful for participants and potential participants that are interested in reviewing fee details for collections.
For renewals, simply the AAFs apply as noted, unless the participant still has credits that apply.
JSTOR 2006 international pricing for all collections (2/8/05)
.... includes the reduced fees for collections where there is content overlap. For collections that will still be in development come 2006 (Biological Sciences, Arts & Sciences IV, and the Arts & Sciences Complement), I've noted the pro-rates at the bottom.  I noted the full AAFs in the spreadsheet because I think it is important for folks to have the full fees since that is what they'll be responsible for once the collection is complete (and that is the amount that need be noted on license/rider documentation) - pro-rated amounts will be noted on the invoices.  The additional 7.5% ACF savings is not noted, but would be reflected on the invoice.
Note:  Archive Capital Fee (ACF) and the Annual Access Fee (AAF)
JSTOR 2006 renewal pricing (2/8/05)
....  the Arts & Sciences I Collection, Arts & Sciences II Collection and Arts & Sciences III Collection noted as "funded" for the CAUL universities, and then have noted "0"s for the collections that won't be invoiced for 2006 due to credits (as outlined in following document).  The 2006 AAFs noted in the spreadsheet for the Arts & Sciences IV Collection, the Arts & Sciences Complement and the Biological Sciences ARE the pro-rated amounts (not the full AAFs) since these collections are not yet complete. These pro-rates are as follows:
Arts & Sciences IV Collection AAF: 80%
Arts & Sciences Complement AAF: 60%
Biological Sciences Collection AAF: 65%
Final quotation from JSTOR 2005-2007 (5/8/04)
CAUL has received funding to cover the one-time Archive Capital Fee (ACF)  and the Annual Access Fees (AAF) through the end of 2006 for participation in the Arts & Sciences I, II and III  Collections (for all members). (Dawn Tomassi, email to datasets list, 22/9/04)
JSTOR pricing for Biological Sciences Collection (24/5/05)
All titles of the Ecology & Botany Collection (29 total) are also part of the Biological Sciences Collection.  However, the Biological Sciences Collection will also contain new titles that are not part of the Ecology & Botany Collection (nor will they be added to the Ecology & Botany Collection). Therefore, the Biological Sciences Collection is a much broader collection than the Ecology & Botany Collection, expanding content in areas such as biodiversity, conservation, paleontology, and plant science.  And, it will cover new disciplines such as cell biology and zoology.
In total, the Biological Sciences Collection will contain more than 100 titles.  For a list of the titles currently available in the Biological Sciences Collection (those released) see You will see there also a link to a page that contains other titles still in development but that will be released into the collection at a later date.

Institutions that already license the Ecology & Botany Collection and then choose migrate to the Biological Sciences Collection will pay reduced fees to account for the overlap of content - so that you pay only once for each title, regardless of the number of collections the titles reside in.
Note #1: Biological Sciences fees noted have been reduced appropriately for participants that already license Arts & Sciences I or both Ecology & Botany and Arts & Sciences I. All CAUL participants currently license Arts & Sciences I.  Arts & Sciences I and Ecology & Botany participants are noted in ( ).

Note #2:  The 2005 AAF for Biological Sciences will be waived for CAUL participants since the collection is still in development and since the content currently available has been paid for via Arts & Sciences I.

Note #3: Participants that choose to license the Biological Sciences Collection will receive the additional group ACF savings of 7.5%.

JSTOR cost calculations - ARIIC proposal
Letter to John Shipp, ARIIC, re JSTOR proposal (8/3/04)
CAUL participation in JSTOR to 2004
Revised quotation from JSTOR (18 October, 2003)
Quotation from JSTOR (updated 22 July 2002) for CAUL & CONZUL.

JSTOR Roadshow (Australia and New Zealand) 2005  [Presentation from Roadshow (14/2/05)]

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