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»
One year after launching with the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), JSTOR’S Open Community Collections celebrates a new milestone: 200 collections.
Researchers across the world have taken to the collections; as of the first week of October, users at 4,570 institutions from 192 countries had viewed or downloaded 181,000 items.
The collections feature freely accessible primary source materials contributed by libraries, museums, and archives in a wide variety of subjects. While the number of collections is quickly growing,… Read more»
Well-known education platform brings together digital content from across UK institutions for researchers, teaching staff and students
Not-for-profit ITHAKA, JSTOR’s parent organization, and the UK education and technology not-for-profit Jisc have agreed to a pioneering initiative that will allow institutions to make their digital special collections freely available to millions of researchers, faculties, and students around the globe.
The Books at JSTOR program has grown to more than 90,000 titles from 279 scholarly publishers. We’re delighted to announce that three additional leading presses have recently joined the program:… Read more»
JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition program is now available through GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, helping libraries streamline their ebook acquisition workflows. GOBI’s multi-vendor DDA service prevents content gaps by cascading the DDA option to an available platform based on the library’s preferences. It provides trusted technical services, deduplication, and collection development support.
JSTOR’s ebook program offers 90,000 high-quality titles from scholarly publishers. Our unlimited-user, DRM-free access model and seamless integration with journals and primary sources provides an easy… Read more»
JSTOR offers $4 million fee relief for libraries and guarantees revenue for publishers; holds pricing flat through 2023
As education institutions around the world continue to grapple with the momentous impact of COVID-19, libraries and publishers must cut budgets while continuing to support the needs of students, researchers, and their colleagues. We have talked with many of you about your needs, and we appreciate that JSTOR and Artstor are more important than ever to your communities.
When the pandemic forced institutions to stop residential learning abruptly last spring, we worked with our publishers to execute a… Read more»
New offering provides libraries more choice to acquire and manage DDA programs via preferred workflow solution
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO is providing choice for libraries by extending its Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) services to include Books at JSTOR. This arrangement offers libraries more options to acquire and manage their DDA program via their preferred workflow solution.
JSTOR’s e-book program offers nearly 90,000 DRM-free, unlimited-access titles that are easy to discover and use alongside journals on its highly… Read more»
After seeing high usage and a positive response from end users, libraries, and the publishing community, JSTOR’s temporary free access to a set of 38,000 ebooks in response to the COVID-19 crisis is being extended past its original end date of June 30. Forty-eight publishers have generously agreed to continue offering free access to more than 32,000 titles to participating academic institutions and secondary schools through August 31, 2020.… Read more»
On March 18th, working in collaboration with JSTOR’s publishing partners, we announced a set of expanded access offerings to support libraries, faculty, and students making the emergency shift to remote instruction and research. In the nine weeks since launching the program, there have been more than 10 million accesses to that content. We are inspired by the impact of the initiative and are motivated by the many messages of support we have received from publishers, librarians, and… Read more»
Dear friends and colleagues,
I’m writing to share some personal news with you, and all of JSTOR’s participating libraries and publishers. I’ve made the decision to retire from my role as Managing Director of JSTOR and will be stepping into a new part-time role as Senior Advisor for ITHAKA this month.
I have had a wonderful career in publishing, and over the past 40 years have been fortunate to help lead two great organizations – Oxford University Press USA and… Read more»
Good news: Just in time for our participation in the Modern Language Association conference, we’re making Lives of Literature free through January and February to all! You can browse, read, and download articles from all 69 journals currently available in the collection.
In 2018, JSTOR received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the digitization of 680 out-of-print titles from El Colegio de México Press and the dissemination of those titles on an openly accessible basis.
In a new white paper, we document the significance of this work, the process used to select and digitize titles, and what we’ve learned about the usage of this collection. We hope this will benefit other initiatives interested in increasing access… Read more»
LARRP, CLACSO, JSTOR, and García Cambeiro launch pilot
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 is working toward introducing a sustainable Open Access model for monographs to be developed and supported by the library community. This project is funded by the following LARRP member libraries: NYU, Columbia University, the New York Public Library, Harvard University, Princeton University, the… Read more»
Center for Research Libraries and JSTOR partner to make South Asian historical materials openly available online
JSTOR and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are pleased to announce that collections from the South Asia Open Archives are now openly available on JSTOR, at saoa.crl.edu.
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences from and about South Asia. SAOA has been made possible through a collaborative grassroots initiative of US research libraries and partners from South Asia and has grown… Read more»
The banner for this year’s Charleston Library Conference schedule features an illustration of Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” with the quote “The time has come to talk of many things” — and indeed, for ITHAKA it has. Representatives of JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R are taking part in approximately a dozen presentations and panels on collections, innovations, ethics, and more; a full list is below. We also invite you to visit us at table… Read more»
Brigitte Weinsteiger, associate university librarian for collections at the University of Pennsylvania, has joined JSTOR’s Library Advisory Group. The group is composed of leading librarians from around the globe and provides JSTOR with guidance on strategic questions and decisions.
As associate university librarian for collections, Brigitte Weinsteiger leads the Collections, Preservation, Acquisitions, Access, and Licensing, and Academic Engagement and Community Outreach departments of the Penn Libraries. Brigitte also represents Penn on various committees and councils, including the Ivy Plus… Read more»
Rebecca Seger joins ITHAKA as Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships beginning September 30.
Rebecca steps into the position previously held by Bruce Heterick, who has taken on a new role as SVP, Open Collections & Infrastructure. Rebecca will lead global library outreach for JSTOR, Artstor, and Portico, and will work to expand access and deliver high-quality products that meet the needs of our constituents.
Rebecca is well known in the community, with more than three decades of… Read more»
In 2017, JSTOR received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study processes for digitizing Arabic-language scholarly content. Our goal was to develop a workflow for scanning Arabic journals that is cost-efficient, feasible to implement at scale, and able to produce high-quality images, metadata, and fully searchable text.
In a recently released white paper, “Digitizing printed Arabic journals: is a scalable solution possible?,” ITHAKA’s Anne Ray, Senior Licensing Editor, and John Kiplinger, Director of Production,… Read more»
To make King in the Wilderness, an HBO documentary about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final three years, documentarian Peter Kunhardt recorded more than 31 hours of interviews with 19 people who witnessed and made history with King, only a tiny fraction of which made it into the film. In response, JSTOR Labs created the Interview Archive, a prototype project that includes all the uncut interviews with Civil Rights leaders such Marian Wright Edelman, John Lewis, and Harry Belafonte.… Read more»