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January 17, 2023

JSTOR and university press partners announce Path to Open books pilot

JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, and a cohort of leading university presses announced today Path to Open, a program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that will bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people.

Launching as a pilot, Path to Open libraries will contribute funds to enable participating presses to publish new books that will transition from licensed to open access within three years of publication. The initial pilot will produce about… Read more»

October 17, 2022

JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition program now available through Rialto™ and OASIS®

JSTOR and ProQuest extend partnership to offer libraries new options for ebook acquisition

JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) program is now available through ProQuest Rialto and ProQuest OASIS, providing a new option for academic libraries to participate in JSTOR’s ebook program while managing acquisitions through their preferred workflows.

Audrey Marcus, Senior Vice President, ProQuest Books at Clarivate, commented, “The abilityRead more»

June 29, 2022

Opening the Future program welcomes JSTOR as a hosting partner

JSTOR has joined the Opening the Future program as a hosting partner for Open Access ebooks published by Central European University Press and Liverpool University Press. These ebooks will be freely available on JSTOR, in addition to the publishers’ websites and other platforms offering Open Access ebooks. Making the titles available on multiple platforms ensures that users can discover and access this scholarship through their preferred research workflows.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, of the COPIM project and one of… Read more»

March 21, 2022

A look at 10 years of Books at JSTOR

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of ebooks on JSTOR, ITHAKA AVP of Published Content John Lenahan describes in Against the Grain the evolution of the program and how we have collaborated with the community to develop innovative, cost-effective models to increase access to academic books.

The article provides background on our collective efforts to increase access to monographs, discusses models to support the publishing of Open Access content, and shares our perspective on ensuring long-term… Read more»

June 9, 2021

Open Access pilot for Latin American monographs expands

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»

April 7, 2021

JSTOR ebooks now available in the Rialto™ and OASIS® Marketplaces

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»

February 10, 2021

JSTOR partners with APA to provide psychology books online

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»

February 4, 2021

University of Toronto Press adds 4,400 ebooks to JSTOR’s EBA program

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»

October 23, 2020

Celebrating 100,000 ebooks on JSTOR

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»