JSTOR-Digital Collections Inventory

Commission on Preservation and Access

Council on Library Resources

Commission on Preservation and Access

Digital Collections Inventory Report

Preliminary Results

By Patricia A. McClung
February 1996

JSTOR: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

(Hosted by the University of Michigan)

This effort, spearheaded by the Mellon Foundation, will create an archive of ten core economics and history journals. It will also allow evaluation of changes in user behavior vis-a-vis storage of back volumes of these titles. Journals are scanned, followed by OCR conversion (at a 99.5% accuracy rate). Initially five college libraries and the University of Michigan will participate.

Contact: Wendy Lougee, Asst. Dir. Digital Library Initiatives, University of Michigan Libraries, 3131764-8016; wlougee@umich.edu; or Kevin Guthrie at the Mellon Foundation.