Open Discussion Forum

1.  Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 10 days ago
Dear NAEYC Members--

We have been experiencing a problem with member access to members-only content on NAEYC.org. We believe we understand the cause of the issue and that it should affect only a small number of users. If you experience any trouble logging into members-only areas of the site, please reach out to hello@naeyc.org and we can help you problem solve.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Best,

NAEYC Digital Team
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Gilmar Rosas
Community Manager
NAEYC
hello@naeyc.org
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2.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 6 days ago
I am disappointed that as a member, it appears I now can only access Young Children articles back through 2015 (previously I wan able to access articles further back in time, though since I can no longer do so I cannot cite the exact time limit). And it seems not all articles at that. This seems to be a change related to the new website. If so, I hope NAEYC will rethink this limited time span/limited access, as Young Children is one of the most valuable resources you provide.

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Beth Menninga
St. Paul, MN
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3.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 6 days ago
Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for sharing your concerns. We do have a free JSTOR archive for premium members. We hope to build a 2-year archive in the future pending time and resources. Let me know if I can help with anything else.

Sincerely,

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Gilmar Rosas
Community Manager
NAEYC
hello@naeyc.org
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4.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 5 days ago
I also need to voice my concern regarding the online access to back issues. I am a standard member and found that I no longer can access any issues before 2015. It is not in my budget to be a premium member. I loved how I was able to search the archive and use past articles for aspects of my job. I would like for NAEYC to reconsider giving this benefit back to us.

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Kathleen Kiblin
Education and Training Specialist
Child Care Resource Network
Buffalo, New York
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5.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 5 days ago
What will happen if a journalist or researcher wants to cite an article in Young Children, but is not a member. How does NAEYC provide access?

I understand why the deep archive is at the premium level. NAEYC has to have somethng special to entice people to join at a higher level. The cost of standard membership is low, and actually, I think the value for premium membership is more than fair for $150.

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Fran Simon, M.Ed.
Engagement Strategies, LLC
Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory
Washington, DC Metro
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6.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 5 days ago
Hello Everyone,

Thanks for your feedback. All premium members have access to the complete JSTOR archive on this page:
https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/archive.

It's actually an increased member benefit over what we had before because it's fully a searchable, full-text archive from 1956-2015 (the last two years of YC are never in JSTOR).  As a side note, the JSTOR archive currently requires you to create a free my JSTOR account to read the journal and access is a little limited but our members are supposed to have full access without doing so; the JSTOR team is aware of this problem and we hope to have it fixed either later this week or early next.

We have been exploring various options for increasing the content in the online archive for standard members and will have news on that front relatively soon.

best,



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Michael Coventry
Director, Digital Strategy & Interest Forum Program
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Washington DC
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7.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 4 days ago
I am a retired professor. I now have a standard membership. All memberships that I have in other organizations provide me with access to archived journal issues for less than NAEYC's premium membership. I guess that I have access because my membership was renewed before the first of the year. I think this change to block access is unfortunate and not well-thought-out. If you are a member of other organizations, including AERA, you have access to the main journal and whatever journals are part of your membership. Early childhood educators are not well paid and you are putting another obstacle in the way of their joining, and giving them a reason to give up on NAEYC.

Just my thoughts. Since the late 70's when I joined, this organization has been losing members. The last main conference had many fewer attendees than in earlier years. I hope there has been discussion about this. Price of the conference? Membership cost?

Don't block the archive to members who are receiving Young Children as part of their membership. And if it has already happened, I think the leaders and Board should rethink this policy.

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Nora Krieger
Associate Professor Emerita/ Chair NJEEPRE
Bloomfield College/ New Jersey Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
Highland Park NJ
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8.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 3 days ago

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9.  RE: Issue with Members-Only Articles and Pages

Posted 2 days ago
I had the same thought as Nanette. If I was just a  <40 year old family child care provider, I would barely have the funds to be a member of NAEYC, much less at the premium rate. Since I am a professional development trainer and a graduate student as well, I elected to join at the higher rate to support NAEYC, receive the complimentary NAEYC books, get the print subscription to both magazines, and have access to more online courses. I already have access to the archives and a lot more research through my graduate program. I feel that having access to the digital archive should be a standard subscription benefit - I would still join at the premium level for the reasons I mentioned above. The archive was not my deciding factor.

NAEYC's mission statement is to promote high-quality early learning for all children by connecting practice, policy, and research. You state you support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. HOWEVER, you aren't includng your own research to be readily accessible for your standard members, who are those people who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. You are failing your mission to connect practice, policy, and research when you limit the ability of your standard members to be able to access those connections in your Young Children publication.

It is hard enough to get access to professional journals and research. Don't perpetuate that. Instead, fulfill your mission.

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Jennifer Rothmeyer
Owner
Two Wishes Child Care
Northfield MN
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