Since 2013, Michigan State University Libraries has been a remarkable partner for Reveal Digital, one of the first libraries to provide seed money for what was then a new, experimental publishing model for Open Access primary source collections. The Murray & Hong Special Collections Library provided thousands of pages of content from their renowned American Radicalism Collection for Reveal Digital’s Independent Voices collection, contributing source material for some of its most important magazines and newspapers, including <a… Read more»
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded ITHAKA a new $1.5 million grant to provide incarcerated college students with access to JSTOR, a digital library of journals, books, and other materials. Our aim is for every incarcerated college student in the United States to have access to JSTOR, along with the research skills to use this and other digital resources.
One of the most significant educational challenges that incarcerated college students face is easy, reliable access to high-quality library resources… Read more»
In our research, we learned that faculty often manually create handouts with content links to upload to their LMS. As part of our efforts to improve teaching with texts and images, we have made it easy to export the content on your JSTOR Workspace or in one of its folders as PDFs.
On your Workspace or folder, simply click on the “Export” option.
Your PDF handout will include… Read more»
Our JSTOR Labs team recently announced the launch of Juncture, a free, open source tool to support the creation of visual essays using technologies that are broadly accessible. The tool was developed in connection with the Plant Humanities Lab, a resource created by JSTOR Labs and Dumbarton Oaks.
Join us for a webinar discussing configuration options in EBSCO Discovery Service to ensure that your JSTOR content is discoverable and your settings showcase your preferences for full-text link display.
Using EBSCOadmin, you will learn about the powerful tools available for library administrators to customize the experience and provide users with the best full-text link for your collections.
We will cover:… Read more»
This month, we have reached (and have grown past) the 500 Community Collection milestone, with 591 collections from 162 contributors. For over two years, this initiative has allowed JSTOR to partner with universities, museums, and other institutions around the world to expand the reach of their special collections. These rare primary source materials, covering nearly every discipline, content type, and topic, are openly available to the millions of researchers who begin their research on JSTOR.
To celebrate and encapsulate… Read more»
In August, JSTOR will be taking part in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) virtual conference to share recent initiatives and developments, including updates on the Open Community Collections.
We recognize and commend the work of archivists as our partners in uncovering and preserving essential primary source materials for generations of researchers to come, most recently through our Open Community Collections initiative, which makes freely available rare primary source materials from the special holdings of more… Read more»
JSTOR’s platform team has publicly released Pharos, JSTOR’s new design system, as open source. The system serves as a guide for ITHAKA’s product teams to create cohesive, supportive, and beautiful experiences for JSTOR’s users.
More than 465,000 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are now freely available on JSTOR. The Museum has made all images of public domain works in its collection available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which means that all JSTOR users are free to download, share, and remix them without restriction.
The release is part of the ongoing integration of… Read more»
After more than a year collaborating with institutions around the globe, JSTOR’s Open Community Collections initiative now hosts over 450 collections. These contributions are digitized from the special holdings of more than 135 libraries, museums, universities, and other archives, bringing rare primary source items into the research workflow, alongside related essential scholarship.
These freely available collections cover nearly every discipline, documenting the history of universities, territories, companies, and notable figures, while chronicling important events and movements throughout the ages. Other… Read more»
LARRP, CLACSO, JSTOR, and García Cambeiro ebook project now includes over 280 titles
A partnership led by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) in collaboration with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), JSTOR, and Latin American bookseller García Cambeiro has expanded a sustainable Open Access pilot (Publish as Open) for monographs developed and supported by the library community. This is the second phase of a project to expand Latin American OA ebooks accessible through Books at JSTOR… Read more»
Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections, with content curated and sourced from a wide array of libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors, and funds pooled from library partners through a crowd-publishing model. These collections bring together fragmented documentary material from under-represented 20th century voices of dissent. Items showcased below are highlights from recently launched collections.Collection spotlight American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside
At ITHAKA, JSTOR’s parent organization, belonging is one of our core values. We aspire for everyone who works at and with us to feel valued and included. This commitment extends to the creators of the journal articles, books, research reports, and other works that we preserve and make accessible at JSTOR.
Accordingly, we are offering support to those authors who decide to change their name—for any reason. We know that many of our publishing partners share our commitment to belonging… Read more»
Managing JSTOR access for your library has never been easier with the Access Methods settings in your admin account. Review or update your access setups on JSTOR today.
We rounded up directions (including screen grabs) on viewing and managing your library’s IP addresses and remote access options:… Read more»
As vaccines continue to dominate our attention–from struggles with misinformation to equity problems–the subject of public health cuts across disciplines, including science, economics, law, education, sociology, psychology, and public policy. JSTOR offers a wide variety of types of content on one platform to make your research on the topic richer and deeper.
This year, Artstor’s 2+ million high-quality images… Read more»
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 we instituted a temporary set of no-fee expanded access programs for participating institutions; as the crisis continued, we extended this access through June 2021. The programs clearly met a need, and millions of people are using this material today. Given our mission to provide access to knowledge and education to as many people as possible, we are challenging ourselves now to find a way to… Read more»
ASPIRE, the first verification service for accessibility statements in the publishing industry, has awarded JSTOR a perfect 100% score. JSTOR is now ranked as one of the top resources in ASPIRE’s audit of more than 50 digital platforms.
ASPIRE was launched in 2018 to encourage platforms and publishers to provide clear information about their accessibility features. In their 2021 assessment, they write, “The JSTOR accessibility statement is a fantastic example of the art of creating a user-focused… Read more»
Librarians can now acquire titles from JSTOR’s collection of more than 100,000 ebooks from 275+ academic publishers through the Rialto and OASIS marketplaces. JSTOR’s unlimited, digital rights management (DRM)-free access model and integration with journals and primary sources creates an easy and familiar user experience for researchers around the world.
Title-by-title ordering is now available for JSTOR ebooks on Rialto and OASIS, and JSTOR’s tiered savings are available to libraries through both marketplaces. Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) for JSTOR… Read more»
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), a national consortium serving the 75 universities in Canada, has begun freely sharing more than 10,000 items of a growing collection of digitized documentary heritage in JSTOR’s Open Community Collections.
When completed, the collection on JSTOR will feature historical pre-1900 colonial, provincial, and federal government documents, including pre-Confederation official government publications produced by colonial legislatures, federal government documents published between 1867 and 1900, pre-1900 official guides for prospective immigrants to Canada, as… Read more»
JSTOR’s Open Community Collection initiative has surpassed the 350 collection mark and is steadily growing, with more than 100 current contributing partners at libraries, museums, universities, and other institutions around the world.
We’ve gathered highlights of some of the trends we’re seeing emerge from the contributions:
Functioning as devotional objects, religious texts, and luxury goods, illuminated manuscripts play a key role in our understanding of religion and the… Read more»
JSTOR is providing free access to more than 2,500 articles and book chapters complementing the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List through December 31, 2021. The reading list was created by the Center to celebrate 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture. More than 130 publishers agreed to participate in this project.
More than 500 titles available on an array of psychological topics
JSTOR is partnering with the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer academic monographs through JSTOR’s ebook program. More than 500 titles are available now, and APA will continue to add new academic titles as they are published.
“Our partnership with the APA significantly expands JSTOR’s library of psychology resources,” said John Lenahan, Associate Vice President, Published Content at ITHAKA, JSTOR’s parent organization. “Researchers can now discover APA’s ebooks… Read more»
The University of Toronto Press, a longtime partner in the Books at JSTOR program, has joined JSTOR’s Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) model. It is contributing more than 4,400 backlist ebooks to EBA.
Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press is one of the largest university presses in North America, with particular strengths in the social sciences, humanities, and business. Its titles record high demand and usage on JSTOR in the disciplines of Language & Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, and… Read more»
Recently added collections from University of Lancashire, University of Cambridge, University of California, Riverside, and University of Pennsylvania continue to diversify content available with cartoons by famed New Yorker artist William Steig, maps and atlases from the 15th century to the present, and rare ephemera including archival musical records, community… Read more»
This month, Library Journal featured JSTOR’s Sustainability collection as a 2020 must-have database in the Nature and the Environment category, calling it “essential for academic libraries that support multidisciplinary research and learning with a sustainability component.”
The collection features content from more than 30 leading policy institutes worldwide, focusing on sustainability and resilience through a broad lens. It spans over 30 disciplines, with 115 journals and more than 5,400 open research reports.… Read more»
As demands for remote access and teaching continue to grow, JSTOR has expanded its remote access options with Google social sign-on capabilities. This option allows students, faculty, and staff to log in using their institutional email addresses provisioned by Google.
Librarians can now request JSTOR social sign-on authentication for their institution.
If your institution already uses a proxy server or SAML and wants to add the new Google option, please note Google will be the default connection in… Read more»
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt higher education, ITHAKA is extending the JSTOR and Artstor expanded access program through June 30, 2021 to help institutions in their shift to remote teaching.
Institutions that have opted in don’t need to take any action — they will continue receiving access to unlicensed JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections and the Artstor Digital Library. Participating institutions that have not yet opted in may still do so; please log in to… Read more»
The Books at JSTOR program has reached a new milestone: 100,000 ebooks. Introduced in 2012, the program now boasts 279 publisher partners and includes titles libraries can license in our unlimited, DRM-free model as well as Open Access titles that are freely available to everyone.
Our 100,000th book is Ableism in Academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education from UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access university press. Editors Nicole Brown… Read more»