University libraries are in the process of a major transformation. Technology has made possible instant access to millions of high-quality digital books, eJournals, streaming audio and video, thus reducing the demand for their physical counterparts. Due to the increased use of electronic materials and decreased use of print materials, the primary role of the university library is shifting from book repository to vibrant hub of collaborative innovation. King Library, along with several other CSU Libraries, is in an exciting position to reevaluate the use of its physical space.
Through the library's subscription to JSTOR, SJSU faculty, students and staff have secure, consistent online access to a wide variety of journal titles that we currently have on the shelves at the library. Since these titles are duplicated in an enhanced online format, print copies can be withdrawn without losing access to any scholarly content.
Subject liaison librarians will be conducting a thorough review of duplicate titles. The library will proceed with the JSTOR project according to Academic Senate Library Policy, Section 7.2.1.
On this website you will find more information about JSTOR, a timeline for this project and a list of titles offered in JSTOR that are duplicated in print on our shelves.