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March 4, 2024

Florida Virtual Campus joins Path to Open

Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), a centralized service supporting the shared needs of Florida’s 40 public colleges and universities, has joined Path to Open, a pilot program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that will bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people.

Path to Open launched in 2023 as a collaboration among JSTOR, a nonprofit service of ITHAKA, The University of Michigan Press, the University of North Carolina Press, and the… Read more»

March 1, 2024

In the news: “Game-changing access to academic materials in prison”

Stacy Burnett, senior product manager for the JSTOR Access in Prison Initiative, recently sat down with Sara Weissman at Inside Higher Ed (Game-Changing Access to Academic Materials in Prison) and Arrman Kyaw at Diverse (JSTOR’s Digital Archives Now Reach Over Half a Million Incarcerated Learners) to discuss the power of knowledge for incarcerated learners and JSTOR’s goal to deliver equitable access to students on the inside.

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February 22, 2024

JSTOR selected as library resource for the College Board’s AP African American Studies Course

JSTOR—with its vast collections of journals, books, and primary sources—is designed to support students doing college level coursework and research. Now, through an arrangement with the College Board, high school teachers and students taking the new Advanced Placement® African American Studies course in the 2024-2025 academic year will have free access to JSTOR to enrich their learning experience.

Approximately 13,000 students in 700 high schools across 40 states are currently enrolled in the AP… Read more»

February 20, 2024

JSTOR is Now Available in 1,000 Prisons

More than 500,000 incarcerated learners now have access to the digital library

At the end of 2023, JSTOR—a vast digital library of secondary and primary sources to support teaching and learning—reached a once unimaginable goal: providing JSTOR access in 1,000 prisons. Spread across four continents, the JSTOR Access in Prison initiative now supports the education and growth of more than 550,000 incarcerated people.

Incarcerated learners have been left behind for decades. Limited access… Read more»

December 8, 2023

ITHAKA unveils results of three-year pilot at CNI Fall 2023

Libraries use a variety of systems and tools to build, manage, provide access to, preserve, and distribute digital versions of their special and primary source collections. Over the last three years, ITHAKA has supported a pilot to test whether the infrastructure created to support JSTOR and Portico could be used to provide more cost-effective and impactful access to and preservation of these collections.

At the CNI Fall 2023 Membership Meeting, Kevin Guthrie, President of ITHAKA, and Bruce Heterick, Senior Vice… Read more»

November 4, 2023

JSTOR and Choice jointly publish research presenting new insights on teaching with digital primary sources

Webinar and report offer actionable ideas for librarians and faculty

JSTOR, a nonprofit service of ITHAKA, and Choice, a publishing unit of The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), have partnered to publish a new research report, Teaching and Learning with Digital Primary Sources: Nine insights into awareness, literacy, and collaboration between librarians, faculty, and students. Available first through a free upcoming webinar, the report examines the current state of digital primary source instruction and research challenges faced by… Read more»

November 1, 2023

JSTOR Daily Awarded the 2023 Folio: Eddie Award for Editorial Excellence

JSTOR Daily, established in 2014 with a mission to make scholarly materials more accessible and relevant to a general audience, is proud to announce its recent recognition at the 2023 Folio: Eddie Awards. Honored for its editorial excellence among nonprofit websites, JSTOR Daily stands as a testament to the importance of bridging the divide between academia and the public in an increasingly fraught information landscape.

The Folio: Eddies & Ozzies Awards, described as “the… Read more»

October 4, 2023

JSTOR Releasing First 100 Path to Open Books

JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, announced today the release of the first books in Path to Open, a new program designed to affordably and sustainably support the open access publication of new groundbreaking books in the humanities and social sciences.

Launched as a pilot in January 2023, Path to Open is a delayed open access model where new books are made available to supporting libraries upon publication and become open access after three years. Thirty-seven university… Read more»

August 2, 2023

JSTOR Expands Open Access with the Big Ten Open Books Project

JSTOR will make a new 100-title open access book collection available as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s latest open access initiative. Centered on Gender and Sexuality studies, this collection is the first in a series of collections from Big Ten Open Books, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

“Big Ten Open Books is pursuing a robust programmatic future for open monograph publishing by… Read more»