Scholars Can Now Conduct Research Using JSTOR at American Overseas Research Centers

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and its Digital Library for International Research (DLIR) program are pleased to announce that JSTOR, the major web-based archive of international scholarly research journals, will now be available to scholars and the public at selected American overseas research centers, thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and support from JSTOR.

CAORC is a consortium of research centers located in Europe; the Near and Middle East; North and West Africa; South, Southeast, and Inner Asia; and Central America. Each of these centers holds unique resources in its library, resources that are vital to American research and teaching needs in area, disciplinary, thematic, historical, and current studies. Through its DLIR program, which maintains an online union catalog and a web site with digital research resources, CAORC works to enhance access to library materials held by centers and their local partner networks. By identifying, prioritizing, preserving, and disseminating the content of libraries in countries where CAORC member centers are located, the DLIR makes important primary and selected secondary source materials accessible to US scholars and to people worldwide.

To expand information access and participation in international scholarly communication for local scholars and students and for American scholars working overseas, the DLIR recently secured or enhanced the scholarly resources available through JSTOR for the following centers:

• American Academy in Rome (AAR), Rome, Italy 
• American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
• American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), Amman, Jordan 
• American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS), Gurgaon, India
• American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), Islamabad, Pakistan
• American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) – Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (AIMS-CEMAT), Tunis, Tunisia; Tangier American Legation Museum (AIMS-TALM), Tangier, Morocco; and Centre d'Etudes Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA), Oran, Algeria
• American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS), Sana’a, Yemen
• American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS), Columbo, Sri Lanka 
• American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey
• American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), Athens, Greece 
• Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), Siem Reap, Cambodia 
• Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI), Nicosia, Cyprus 
• West African Research Center (WARC), Dakar, Senegal

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve journal issues and pages as they were printed, via the worldwide web. The American and international journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines including Arts & Sciences, Business, Health & General Sciences, and other subject areas.

Thanks to the generous support of CAORC, JSTOR, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the participating research centers, local students and scholars, and visiting American researchers will have full access to the entire JSTOR collection. The participating American research centers will host outreach activities to promote access to this important scholarly resource in their local countries.