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Humanist Archives: April 10, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Humanist 33.752 - access to journals &c

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 752.
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        Date: 2020-04-09 10:58:07+00:00
        From: Ken Friedman 
        Subject: Access to Journals and Academic Literature

Dear Henry,

Henry Schaffer wrote,

"Some institutional libraries provide an opportunity for affiliation with
them, often by joining a library member association for a nominal fee, and
then provide online access to their collection, and sometimes borrowing

Could you please tell us more? Some digital information sources that can be
accessed through institutional libraries also permit individual subscriptions.
For example the Oxford English Dictionary is currently GBP 90 per year for
individuals, but usually GBP 215 for individuals. An individual J-Stor
subscription costs USD 199 for unlimited online reading but the service provides
only 120 .pdf downloads per year. Proquest dissertations and theses in .pdf
format cost USD 41 each, as contrasted with complete access with free downloads
through a library. These prices are high, functionality is limited, and one must
subscribe to different packages to get many current journals. An individual
could never obtain the total number of accessible services that are available
through a library digital resource collection.

To be able to subscribe to a major institutional library for a modest fee would
be worth knowing about for those who do not have access to an institutional
library with a digital collection.



Ken Friedman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | 设计 She Ji. The
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