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June 3, 2024

JSTOR partners with Schweitzer to support library ebook sales in Germany

JSTOR is now partnering with Schweitzer Fachinformationen, a leading library service provider, to sell ebooks to academic and public libraries in Germany. Schweitzer serves more than 200 libraries throughout the country. Through this new arrangement, these libraries will be able to easily acquire affordable, high-quality DRM-free ebooks available on the JSTOR platform from premier scholarly presses as part of their existing library workflows.

Starting on June 1, 2024, libraries can select and order individual titles from… Read more»

May 14, 2024

JSTOR recognized for driving usage of Knowledge Unlatched open access books

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the global initiative for Open Access (OA), recently announced its OA Heroes 2024, highlighting the highest use nations, institutions, publishers, disciplines, and scholarly works from 2023. JSTOR is proud to be among the network of platforms recognized for contributing to the growing usage of KU OA books.

JSTOR began working with KU in 2016 and now makes available more than 1,524 KU OA books. Usage of these works on JSTOR… Read more»

May 10, 2024

Path to Open announces 2024 titles

Three hundred groundbreaking new books are on the path to open access

Path to Open, a pilot program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that brings diverse perspectives and research to millions of people, will add 300 new books from 44 university presses in 2024. This includes titles from 9 publishers new to Path to Open, with several that expand the initiative’s global coverage: Bristol UniversityRead more»

March 20, 2024

Boston Library Consortium supports Path to Open

Eight BLC libraries join JSTOR and the academic community in developing a sustainable path for open access university press monographs at scale

Boston Library Consortium (BLC), a coalition of libraries in the northeastern United States that share knowledge, infrastructure, and resources at scale, is the latest consortium to join 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.… Read more»

March 14, 2024

JSTOR joins the Directory of Open Access Books Trusted Platform Network

JSTOR recently joined the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Trusted Platform Network, a global initiative bringing together platforms committed to maintaining the highest standards in open access (OA) book publishing.

The DOAB Trusted Platform Network creates a more seamless process for platforms and publishers, including JSTOR, to index their OA books in DOAB by checking and verifying which books meet the DOAB criteria and automatically listing them in DOAB,… Read more»

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»