|Dear JSTOR Participant: [Wed 3/12/2008 6:55 PM]We would like to provide you with an update on the approaching release of the new JSTOR platform. We are in final testing stages, and at this time we anticipate the new platform will replace the current JSTOR site during the week of March 17, 2008. We are excited about the new platform, which we believe will enhance navigation and ease of use, as well as provide more tools and capabilities for JSTOR users. The new system will also provide a more flexible foundation for future development, allowing us to more easily add new features and a greater array of scholarly content.
We urge you to continue to try out the preview of the new site before the end of this week, at which time we plan to close preview as we prepare for the launch itself. Until then, you may access the preview, as well as up-to-date information about its status, via the JSTOR Sandbox, at http://sandbox.jstor.org.
Some points to note about the upcoming new JSTOR platform:
We would like to extend thanks to all of you for the feedback we have received so far during our preview period. We are working hard to correct problems that have been identified, and are taking note of suggestions for future enhancements. We also want to thank those of you who participated in the load testing exercise we held on Tuesday, March 4. The information we gathered from the thousands of accesses during the testing hour was extremely valuable for us as we finalized the system.
If you have any questions or comments at all about the upcoming release, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to provide further information.
March 20, 2008 update from the vendor – new interface and its use by JSTOR customers has been delayed. See http://www.jstor.org for more information