Thursday, November 15, 2007

Seeing this made me wonder:

Add JSTOR to Your Facebook
November 13th, 2007 by LOCL

Now you can search the JSTOR database of scholarly journal articles from your Facebook.


To add the JSTOR application follow these easy steps:

  1. Search for “JSTOR Search” and select that application from the results.
  2. Click on the Add JSTOR Search button.
  3. In the application settings, set the Proxy to
  4. Search to your heart’s content.

What if Microsoft were to give JSTOR, say, $15 million to cover open searches through Facebook? Would that not be very nice?

Then I wondered: What if Google were to endow JSTOR with $150 million, or $15 billion, or whathaveyou, to cover open searches for the entire world? Would that not be very nice?

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Blogger Paul said...

Didn't work for me. Just took me to a Loyola login page.

11/16/2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

It seems a work in progress, even for those with JSTOR accounts. One trying it says:

My university (USF) library's proxy url is not in the same format as the example given and does not work in the search though I can use it to search jstor independently of the app.

11/16/2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Joseph Duemer said...

Indeed it would be very nice & might even represent an actual example of bringing scholarly information into the public discourse. The public discourse which is currently so fucked that it thinks Newsweek putting Kos versus Rove on its pages is anything more valuable than a screaming, head-hammering bout of tinnitus.

11/16/2007 8:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...


Is Newsweek still "public discourse"?

It's hard to find discourse that is not branded, fully anticipated, and minced in advance of what it is about.

11/17/2007 7:09 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Yes Paul, that link appears to go nowhere. It did go to a page where what you see here appeared. Making this a bit of metadata that refers to the ghost of data past. Making the metadata the useless trace of that which gave rise to it.

11/17/2007 7:11 PM  

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