June 15, 2012

JSTOR Update - 15 June 2012


Multidisciplinary and Discipline-Specific Collections at JSTOR
The following is a list of JSTOR content updates. More detailed information about titles and collections, along with delimited lists, may be accessed from the Archive Collections page.

June 15, 2012 Release Content

Previously missing issues
Anthropological Quarterly (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=anthquar
Coverage:
Vol. 61, No. 4 (October, 1988)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: The George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research
ISSN: 0003-5491

Mammalian Species (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=mammalianspecies
Coverage:
No. 150 (May 8, 1981)
Moving Wall: N/A
Publisher: American Society of Mammalogists
ISSN: 0076-3519

Updates for zero moving wall titles
Content for the following journals is released as soon as the latest issues become available to JSTOR.

The Journal of Economic Perspectives (Arts & Sciences I)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jeconpers
Coverage: Vol. 26, No. 1 (Winter, 2012)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: American Economic Association
ISSN: 0895-3309
Previous title for publicly released journal
Le Mois d'Ethnographie française (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=moisethnfran
Coverage:
1ère Année, No. 1 (Janvier, 1947) – 6e Année, No. 8/10 (Octobre/Décembre, 1952)
Moving Wall: N/A
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de France
ISSN: 0766-7744
NoteLe Mois d'Ethnographie française is a previous title to Ethnologie française.

June 07, 2012

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture -- new titles


Latest Companions Update

Four titles have been added to the Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture (online) 

The Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture




JSTOR Update (June 7, 2012)

The following is a list of JSTOR content updates. More detailed information about titles and collections, along with delimited lists, may be accessed from the Archive Collections page.

1. Upates for zero moving wall titles

Content for the following journal is released as soon as the latest issues become available to JSTOR.

APT Bulletin (Arts & Sciences III)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=aptbulletin
Coverage:
Vol. 42, No. 4 (2011)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
ISSN: 0848-8525

Environmental Health Perspectives (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=envihealpers
Coverage:
Vol. 120, Nos. 1-2 (January-February, 2012)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: Brogan & Partners
ISSN: 0091-6765

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (Arts & Sciences I)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=intsexrephea
Coverage:
Vol. 37, No. 4 (December, 2011)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: Guttmacher Institute
ISSN: 1944-0391

International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music (Arts & Sciences III)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=intereviaestsoci
Coverage:
Vol. 42, No. 2 (December, 2011)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: Croatian Musicological Society
ISSN: 0351-5796

Journal of Economic Perspectives (Arts & Sciences I)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jeconpers
Coverage:
Vol. 25, No. 4 (Fall, 2011)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: American Economic Association
ISSN: 0895-3309

Washington History (Arts & Sciences V)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=washhist
Coverage:
Vol. 23 (2011)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
ISSN: 1042-9719

2. Previously missing issues


Advocate of Peace (1847-1884) (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=advopeace1847
Coverage:
Vol. 9, No. 9/11 (September/October/November, 1851);
Vol. 11, No. 22 (October, 1855)
Moving Wall: N/A
Publisher: World Affairs Institute
ISSN: 2154-8390
Note: Advocate of Peace (1847-1884) is a previous title to World Affairs.

The Australian Quarterly (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=australianq
Coverage:
Vol. 24, No. 1 (March, 1952) – Vol. 25, No. 4 + Index (December, 1953);
Vol. 28, No. 1 (March, 1956) – Vol. 29, No. 4 (December, 1957);
Vol. 38, Nos. 1-4 (March-December, 1966);
Vol. 60, No. 1 (Autumn, 1988)
Moving Wall: N/A
Publisher: Australian Institute of Policy and Science
ISSN: 0005-0091
Note: The Australian Quarterly is a previous title to AQ: Australian Quarterly.

Folia Geobotanica (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=foligeob
Coverage:
Vol. 43, Nos. 1-4 (2008)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1211-9520

The Great Lakes Review (Arts & Sciences V)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=grealakerevi
Coverage:
Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer, 1974) – Vol. 4, No. 2 (Winter, 1978)
Moving Wall: N/A
Publisher: Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University
ISSN: 0360-1846
Note: The Great Lakes Review is a previous title to Michigan Historical Review.

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Plant (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=invitrcelldeveplan
Coverage:
Vol. 38, No. 6 (November/December, 2002)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Society for In Vitro Biology
ISSN: 1054-5476

3. Links to external content (updates)


AJS Review (Arts & Sciences III)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=ajsreview
Links to External Content: Vol. 35, Nos. 1-2 (April-November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Association for Jewish Studies
ISSN: 0364-0094
E-ISSN: 1475-4541

American Journal of Botany (Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=americanjbotany
Links to External Content: Vol. 98, Nos. 9-11 (September-November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Botanical Society of America
ISSN: 0002-9122
E-ISSN: 1537-2197

Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (Arts & Sciences I; Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=annureviecolevol
Links to External Content: Vol. 42 (2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Annual Reviews
ISSN: 1543-592X
E-ISSN: 1545-2069

Anthropology Today (Arts & Sciences I)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=anthtoda
Links to External Content: Vol. 27, Nos. 5-6 (October-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Royal Anthropological Institute
ISSN: 0268-540X
E-ISSN: 1467-8322

Applied Vegetation Science (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=applvegescie
Links to External Content: Vol. 14, Nos. 3-4 (August-October, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 1402-2001
E-ISSN: 1654-109X

Avian Diseases (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=aviandiseases
Links to External Content: Vol. 55, Nos. 1-3 (March-September, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: American Association of Avian Pathologists
ISSN: 0005-2086
E-ISSN: 1938-4351

The Classical Review (Arts & Sciences II)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=classicalreview
Links to External Content: Vol. 61, Nos. 1-2 (April-October, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association
ISSN: 0009-840X
E-ISSN: 1464-3561

The Coleopterists Bulletin (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=colebull
Links to External Content: Vol. 65, Nos. 1-3 (March-September, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The Coleopterists Society
ISSN: 0010-065X
E-ISSN: 1938-4394

Conservation Biology (Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=consbiol
Links to External Content: Vol. 25, Nos. 5-6 (October-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 10 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing for The Society for Conservation Biology
ISSN: 0888-8892
E-ISSN: 1523-1739

Ecography (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=ecography
Links to External Content: Vol. 34, Nos. 5-6 (October-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 7 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of Nordic Society Oikos
ISSN: 0906-7590
E-ISSN: 1600-0587

Ethnologie française (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=ethnfran
Links to External Content: Nouvelle Serie, Vol. 41, Nos. 2-4 (Avril/Juin-Octobre/Décembre, 2011)
Moving Wall: 7 years
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de France
ISSN: 0046-2616
E-ISSN: 2101-0064

Evolution (Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=evolution
Links to External Content: Vol. 65, Nos. 11-12 (November-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Society for the Study of Evolution
ISSN: 0014-3820
E-ISSN: 1558-5646

Functional Ecology (Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=funcecol
Links to External Content: Vol. 25, Nos. 1 & 6 (February & December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the British Ecological Society
ISSN: 0269-8463
E-ISSN: 1365-2435

Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography (Arts & Sciences II)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=geogannaseribhum
Links to External Content: Vol. 93, Nos. 1-4 (March-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0435-3684
E-ISSN: 1468-0467

History Workshop Journal (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=histworkj
Links to External Content: Nos. 71-72 (Spring– Autumn, 2011)
Moving Wall: 7 years
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1363-3554
E-ISSN: 1477-4569

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=invitrcelldeveanim
Links to External Content: Vol. 47, Nos. 8-9 (September-October, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Society for In Vitro Biology
ISSN: 1071-2690
E-ISSN: 1543-706X

Interfaces (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=interfaces
Links to External Content: Vol. 41, Nos. 5-6 (September/October-November/December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: INFORMS
ISSN: 0092-2102
E-ISSN: 1526-551X

International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1944 -) (Arts & Sciences II)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=inteaffaroyainst
Links to External Content: Vol. 87, Nos. 5-6 (September-November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
ISSN: 0020-5850
E-ISSN: 1468-2346

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jsciestudreli
Links to External Content: Vol. 50, Nos. 1-3 (March-September, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
ISSN: 0021-8294
E-ISSN: 1468-5906

Journal of Applied Ecology (Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jappliedecology
Links to External Content: Vol. 48, Nos. 5-6 (October-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the British Ecological Society
ISSN: 0021-8901
E-ISSN: 1365-2664

Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=javianmedsurg
Links to External Content: Vol. 25, Nos. 1-3 (March-September, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Association of Avian Veterinarians
ISSN: 1082-6742

Journal of Biogeography (Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jbiogeography
Links to External Content: Vol. 38, No. 9 (September, 2011) – Vol. 39, No. 1 (January, 2012)
Moving Wall: 10 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0305-0270
E-ISSN: 1365-2699

Journal of Business Ethics (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jbusiethi
Links to External Content: Vol. 85, No. 2 (March, 2009); Vol. 97, Supplement 1 (2010)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0167-4544
E-ISSN: 1573-0697

Journal of Coastal Research (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jcoasrese
Links to External Content: Vol.27, Nos. 4-6A (July-November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc. (CERF)
ISSN: 0749-0208
E-ISSN: 1551-5036

Journal of International Business Studies (Arts & Sciences IV)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jintebusistud
Links to External Content: Vol. 42, Nos. 7-9 (September-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Journals
ISSN: 0047-2506
E-ISSN: 1478-6990

Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (Arts & Sciences I)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jmonecredbank
Links to External Content: Vol. 43, Nos.7-8 (October-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0022-2879
E-ISSN: 1538-4616

Journal of the History of Sexuality (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jhistsexu
Links to External Content: Vol. 20, Nos. 2-3 (May-September, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISSN: 1043-4070
E-ISSN: 1535-3605

Journal of the North American Benthological Society (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jnortamerbentsoc
Links to External Content: Vol. 30, Nos. 2-4 (June- December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: The North American Benthological Society
ISSN: 0887-3593
E-ISSN: 1937-237X

Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Arts & Sciences III)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jroyamusiasso
Links to External Content: Vol. 136, Nos. 1-2 (2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. On behalf of Royal Musical Association
ISSN: 0269-0403
E-ISSN: 1471-6933

The Modern Law Review (Arts & Sciences IV)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=modernlawreview
Links to External Content: Vol. 74, No. 6 (November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Modern Law Review
ISSN: 0026-7961
E-ISSN: 1468-2230
Monumenta Nipponica (Arts & Sciences I)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=monunipp
Links to External Content: Vol. 65, No. 2 (2010) – Vol. 66, No. 1 (2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Sophia University
ISSN: 0027-0741
E-ISSN: 1880-1390

Le Mouvement social (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=mouvementsocial
Links to External Content: Nos. 234-236 (Janvier/Mars - Juillet/Septembre, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Association Le Mouvement Social
ISSN: 0027-2671
E-ISSN: 1961-8646

New Phytologist (Ecology & Botany; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=newphytologist
Links to External Content: Vol. 192, Nos. 1-4 (October -December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of New Phytologist Trust
ISSN: 0028-646X
E-ISSN: 1469-8137
Northeastern Naturalist (Biological Sciences; Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=nortnatu2
Links to External Content: Vol. 18, Nos. 1-3 (2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Humboldt Field Research Institute
ISSN: 1092-6194
E-ISSN: 1938-5307

Oikos (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=oikos
Links to External Content: Vol. 120, Nos. 11-12 (November- December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 7 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of Nordic Society Oikos
ISSN: 0030-1299
E-ISSN: 1600-0706

Operations Research (Arts & Sciences IV)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=operrese
Links to External Content: Vol. 59, Nos. 5-6 (September/October - November/December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: INFORMS
ISSN: 0030-364X
E-ISSN: 1526-5463

Organization Science (Arts & Sciences IV)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=orgascie
Links to External Content: Vol. 22, Nos. 5-6 (September/October - November/December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: INFORMS
ISSN: 1047-7039
E-ISSN: 1526-5455

Oxford Art Journal (Arts & Sciences III)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=oxfordartj
Links to External Content: Vol. 34, Nos. 1-2 (2011)
Fixed Wall: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0142-6540
E-ISSN: 1741-7287

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (Arts & Sciences III)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=pajjperfart
Links to External Content: Vol. 33, Nos. 1-3 (January-September, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The MIT Press on behalf of Performing Arts Journal, Inc.
ISSN: 1520-281X
E-ISSN: 1537-9477

PALAIOS (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=palaios
Links to External Content: Vol. 26, Nos. 9/10-11/12 (September/October-‎November/December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
ISSN: 0883-1351
E-ISSN: 1938-5323

Palynology (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=palynology
Links to External Content: Vol. 35, Nos. 1-2 (June-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
ISSN: 0191-6122

PS: Political Science and Politics (Arts & Sciences II)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=pspolisciepoli
Links to External Content: Vol. 44, Nos. 2-4 (April-October, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: American Political Science Association
ISSN: 1049-0965
E-ISSN: 1537-5935

Psychological Science (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=psychsci
Links to External Content: Vol. 22, Nos. 9-10 (September-November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc. on behalf of the Association for Psychological Science
ISSN: 0956-7976
E-ISSN: 1467-9280

Public Administration Review (Arts & Sciences IV)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=publadmirevi
Links to External Content: Vol. 71, No. 6 + Supplement (‎November/December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the American Society for Public Administration
ISSN: 0033-3352
E-ISSN: 1540-6210

Radiation Research (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=radirese
Links to External Content: Vol. 176, Nos. 3-5 (September-November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Radiation Research Society
ISSN: 0033-7587
E-ISSN: 1938-5404

Rangeland Ecology & Management (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=rangecolmana
Links to External Content: Vol. 64, Nos. 5-6 (September-‎November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Allen Press Publishing
ISSN: 1550-7424
E-ISSN: 1551-5028

Review of International Studies (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=revinterstud
Links to External Content: Vol. 34, No. 1 (January, 2008); Vol. 37, No. 5 (December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0260-2105
E-ISSN: 1469-9044

Revista Hispánica Moderna (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=revihispmod
Links to External Content: Vol. 64, Nos. 1-2 (June-December, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISSN: 0034-9593
E-ISSN: 1944-6446

Revue économique (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=revueeconomique
Links to External Content: Vol. 61, No. 6 (November, 2010); Vol. 62, Nos. 5-6 (September-November, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Sciences Po University Press
ISSN: 0035-2764
E-ISSN: 1950-6694

Studies in Family Planning (Arts & Sciences I)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=studfamiplan
Links to External Content: Vol. 42, Nos. 1-3 (March-September, 2011)
Moving Wall: 2 years
Publisher: Population Council
ISSN: 0039-3665
E-ISSN: 1728-4465

SubStance (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=substance
Links to External Content: Vol. 40, Nos. 1-3 (2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISSN: 0049-2426
E-ISSN: 1527-2095

Theatre Journal (Arts & Sciences III)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=theatrej
Links to External Content: Vol. 63, Nos. 1-3 (March-October, 2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
ISSN: 0192-2882
E-ISSN: 1086-332X

The Town Planning Review (Arts & Sciences VI)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=townplanrev
Links to External Content: Vol. 82, Nos. 5-6 (2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISSN: 0041-0020
E-ISSN: 1478-341X

Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903-) (Life Sciences)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=trankansacadscie
Links to External Content: Vol. 113, No. 3/4 (Fall, 2010) – Vol. 114, No. 1/2 (Spring, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Kansas Academy of Science
ISSN: 0022-8443
E-ISSN: 1938-5420

Victorian Literature and Culture (Arts & Sciences V)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=victlitcult
Links to External Content: Vol. 39, Nos. 1-2 (2011)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1060-1503
E-ISSN: 1470-1553

Vingtième Siècle. Revue d'histoire (Arts & Sciences VII)
http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=vingsiecrevuhist
Links to External Content: Nos. 109-110 (Janvier/Mars-Avril/Juin, 2011)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Sciences Po University Press
ISSN: 0294-1759
E-ISSN: 1950-6678

June 06, 2012

Prodigal -- Life among the books (Part 2) / Katrina Murphy


This is the second of two blog postings written by one of our Library Student Assistants, Katrina Murphy. In this second piece Katrina reflects further on the process of looking for a lost/misplaced library book.
______________________________
            Last week I received a search request (see previous blog entry) and sat reading the report left for me by the agent who had previously been on the case. It was a bad business; the book had not been to the front desk for so much as a check-up since 2005, and its relationships all seemed to be above-board and friendly. It struck me, as I sat in the overwhelmingly quiet room and studied the case, that this just might be an identity crisis. What if, in a moment of weakness and self-doubt, the book, who was a PS (12.R63 2002 -- American Literature), had attempted to make its home elsewhere: with its PR (English Literature) cousins, perhaps, or even with a second cousin once removed, over in PA (Greek and Latin Language & Literature)? I pondered my options, stood, sighed, and commenced the painstaking search. I checked every region that I deemed a possibility, walking up one row and down another with my eyes peeled, always looking out for similarities, but to no avail. Discouraged, I returned to the counter and added my thoughts and findings to the ever-growing list of failed-attempts.
The first investigator had certainly had some good ideas, but I found them difficult to decipher as they had obviously been written in a hurry. I paused, with the sheet suspended over its folder, an admission of defeat ready on my lips. Undecipherable. Was it really as simple as that? I perused the data again. Yes, there was the ‘P’ I had been looking for so carefully, but was it followed by an ‘S’ or—just possibly—a ‘5’? I revved the search engine and compared the title on my sheet with the one in the library catalogue. They did not match. With my breath quickening, I typed, “P512.R63 2002” and… a match! Results in hand, I nearly fell back down the stairs, casually skipped to the P section, and there it was, just waiting for me. With the prize cradled gently in my hands, I walked back upstairs and scanned the book’s barcode. Symphony – the library’s system software - kindly informed me “This item was reported as lost or assumed to be lost.” I sauntered triumphantly to place the book on a shelf to be sorted and relocated; the shelf label read, “Lost/missing/claims returned,” and underneath in big letters: “FOUND.” As I braved the quiet deeps of the library once more, I heard an echo in the large silent room, “for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found (Luke 15:24).” I smiled; there was more work to do.

June 04, 2012

Life Among the Books / Katrina Murphy, Library Student Assistant

This is the first of two blog postings written by one of our Library Student Assistants, Katrina Murphy. In this first piece Katrina reflects on the process of looking for a lost/misplaced library book.
________________________________________
Books may not seem to be fickle creatures, but—as is the case with most supposed innocents—they only begin to show their true colours after you have known them a while. Books are simply not to be trusted. I have known offenders, clearly labeled as belonging to the QC (Physics) category, who have, without so much as filling out a change of address form, taken up residence on an HQ (Sociology, specifically Marriage & Family) shelf. Social mobility is all well and good, but there are limits to decorum that ought not to be tried. Other miscreants, showing an even more blatant disregard for the law, have been known to lie down lengthwise on a shelf end in broad fluorescent light! Every day I find contingents of the malcontents stacked stealthily in corners, surely planning to waylay unsuspecting wanderers. A Search Request, then, is my chance to strike fear into the dusty, high-strung hearts of the mob, while reminding the innocents that all is under control.
A Search Request, for the uninitiated, is a request placed by a library patron when an item is inexplicably not in its proper place on the shelf when a patron goes looking.  When such a request comes in, I feel all the pressure of defying chaos, satisfying my own pride, and placating my OCD. I square my shoulders, toss my head, snort and paw the ground inside my head because snorting attracts negative attention in a library, and mutter, “challenge accepted.”         
Ideally, a wandering book will be found on its first day out of place and carried to its proper home after being brought by the front desk for a check-up and debrief. It is possible, however, that, through human error or due to the cruel hand of fate, one or two will be deposited on alien ground. For a lonely lost book, there are almost endless places to take shelter. The Stacks form a veritable mountain range of crannies, cascades, and lofty peaks. The elite Reference Force on the main floor is not so exclusive as to turn away a weary traveler, but its labyrinthine habitat is hardly conducive to escape. Even the friendly and well-lit Curriculum Square has its dangers: high traffic and overpopulation make it all too easy for a country-raised book to disappear. 

I do not pretend to be equal to the challenge of tracking down every book that the fates and harried students see fit to scatter, but of human error I am something of a connoisseur, and so I do my best to first trace and then rectify the damage done. When we—my fellow workers and I— search for a lost book, the best method is usually to follow the prescribed steps which wiser and more experienced authorities have set down for just such moments of crisis. First, we do extensive research into the book’s background. What are its habits and interests? Does it often travel? Has it been known to fall off the grid from time to time or is this the first time it has gone missing? Next, we interview the family and friends of the book and search their shelves. It is not uncommon to find a book, ashamed of damage sustained or unable to face the daily pressure of presenting a brave face to the public, cowering behind its most trusted companions. [In several extreme cases, family members have cruelly suppressed books for reasons that remain a tragic mystery.  In 1970, the famous case entitled, “Lib. on behalf of Nobody Knows My Name (or E185.61.B197) vs. The E conspiracy,” set a controversial precedent which allows investigators to search without warning or warrant.] When the book’s family has cleared its background check and all personal information finally becomes known, the search begins in earnest. A description of the book’s appearance circulates. We take every precaution and then we must search, section by section, week after week, hoping to catch the faintest glimmer of a clue.

To be continued...