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November 14, 2023

Broadening global access:
Sharing open access special collections through our pilot program

By Jason Przybylski Associate Director, Infrastructure Services, Outreach & Participation, JSTOR
Partnering with libraries, publishers, and museums, ITHAKA reduces costs and preserves scholarship for the future with digital special collections.

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October 17, 2023

On the road to future-proofing all digital content:
How Portico now preserves libraries’ self-curated collections

By Jason Przybylski, Associate Director, Infrastructure Services, Outreach & Participation, JSTOR; Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director, Portico
Portico has earned its reputation as a trusted guardian of digital content for publishers, with over 1,000 publishers and 1,000 libraries worldwide relying on its time-honored preservation approach. Portico centers long-term content management and organizational commitment, as well as a dedication to addressing the needs of future scholars.

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October 12, 2023

Unlocking knowledge:
How open access initiatives are bridging resource gaps

By John Lenahan, Vice President of Published Content, Licensed Collections, Cristina Mezuk, Editor, Licensed Collections & Beth Firenze, Marketing Manager, Marketing Strategy
The emergence of open access is reshaping the way scholarly information is disseminated and consumed. In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve into what open access is and how JSTOR, our renowned digital library, is playing a crucial role in facilitating open access for academic journals, books, art, and research reports.

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October 5, 2023

On the road to future-proofing all digital content:
The origin story of preserved collections with Portico

By Jason Przybylski, Associate Director, Infrastructure Services, Outreach & Participation; Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director, Portico
Preserved collections were launched with Portico as part of ITHAKA’s suite of infrastructure services. Preserved collections provides long-term digitally managed preservation for institutions’ digital collections with Portico. The service is designed to be flexible, so that it can be taken up on its own or integrated with ITHAKA’s other infrastructure services and work as part of institutions’ existing workflows. 

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September 15, 2023

Preserving Memories:
The Intersection of Family, Personal Archives, and Digital Libraries

By Natalia Celine Arias, Senior Digital Designer, ITHAKA
Growing up in Miami, Florida, surrounded by Caribbean cultures across the diaspora, I developed a strong sense of identity as a proud Caribbean creative, a Belizean Cuban American designer. My intersectionalities have significantly influenced my creativity and the stories I choose to tell through my work as I delve into the importance of preserving family memories, the power of personal archives, and the transformative role of working at ITHAKA/JSTOR.

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September 6, 2023

Text analysis in action:
Uncovering insights and making data-driven decisions

By Amy Kirchhoff, Senior Manager, Constellate
Text analysis informs decision-making across a broad swath of industries and domains. Organizations and businesses leverage text analysis to extract meaningful information from a range of texts including customer reviews, social media posts, and support tickets. Researchers use text analysis to find critical information quickly. Text analysis enables automated content categorization for organizing and understanding […]

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August 14, 2023

Approaching generative AI together

By Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAKA
Despite these concerns, and in some ways because of them, we are collaborating closely with our community of librarians, faculty, researchers, and students to address the numerous existential questions, institutional concerns, and practical considerations introduced by use of generative AI in education. We are great believers in learning both through careful research and through action, and so I want to introduce you to some of the work we have underway.

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