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Humanist Archives: April 13, 2020, 8:10 a.m. Humanist 33.756 - access to journals

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 756.
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        Date: 2020-04-10 14:23:56+00:00
        From: Henry Schaffer 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.752: access to journals &c


  I'm being vague because the situation varies. I am strongly suggesting
the route of the academic library vs subscribing individually to every
journal/site that might be of interest - because it is both much less
expensive and also much more efficient.

  Get in touch with the academic libraries near you, or not so near, or
where you got a degree or two. Ask if they have a
community/support/friends/alumni/sustainer/whatever group which you can
join, perhaps accompanied with a membership fee or annual donation, and
then have some borrowing privileges and access to their online academic


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 3:36 AM Humanist  wrote:

>                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 752.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                    Hosted by King's Digital Lab
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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
> privileges."
> 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.
> Yours,
> Ken
> Ken Friedman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | 设计 She Ji.
> The
> Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation | Published by Tongji
> University in
> Cooperation with Elsevier | URL:
> http://www.journals.elsevier.com/she-ji-the-
> journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/
> Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies | College of Design and
> Innovation
> | Tongji University | Shanghai, China ||| Eminent Scholar | College of
> Design,
> Art, Architecture, and Planning | University of Cincinnati ||| Email
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