The University of California Press and JSTOR announced today that they have joined forces to create “a single, integrated platform” for new scholarship. The venture, called the Current Scholarship Program, will debut in 2011. It aims to provide a more cost-effective way for libraries and end users to have “seamless access” to all current content from the scholarly journals published by the California press, including those from scholarly associations. Back issues and primary-source material from libraries will also be included, the announcement said. Other publishers are invited to participate if they embrace an “articulated set of principles” behind the partnership. Those principles include “fair and transparent pricing” as well as long-term access and preservation.
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