ITHAKA’s mission is to expand and enhance access to knowledge and education for people all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, our aim is for our policies and decisions to maximize impact, not revenue or profit. At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, we promised that fees would not increase for JSTOR participants through 2023. We also introduced a year-long program that provided participating academic institutions with access to all Archive Collections at no additional cost. Since then,… Read more»
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ITHAKA and JSTOR will be taking part in the Charleston Conference this November 1-5. As a hybrid event, visitors can find us at booth 61 or virtually on the Charleston site. We will be discussing a number of topics for librarians, publishers, and resource managers including:… 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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
Bruce Heterick, ITHAKA Vice President of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, has been named Senior Vice President, Open Collections & Infrastructure.
In his new role, Bruce will lead our efforts to work with libraries and consortia to accelerate the availability and utility of openly accessible collections by enabling them to digitize, upload, catalogue, publish, and preserve their materials on the JSTOR platform. Our goal is to help libraries leverage the community-wide investment in JSTOR by placing their own… Read more»
ITHAKA is seeking a Director of Books at JSTOR to oversee all aspects of the book program, including building strong relationships with our library and publisher participants, attracting new content to the platform, developing sustainable acquisition models, and ensuring seamless workflows for researchers and librarians.
At ITHAKA, JSTOR’s parent organization, we manage nearly 20 social media accounts to connect with and listen to you. In the grand tradition of year-end lists, here is a roundup of the top ten things we’ve learned from and about you through social media in 2017, in classic countdown fashion:
10. 75% of you access social media sites on mobile devices.
9. You’re an interesting bunch. This is just a tiny sampling of our new followers:… Read more»
Portico, ITHAKA’s digital preservation service, welcomed the University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany as its 1,000th participant this month.
The Library is one of 53 German institutions that joined following an exhaustive evaluation funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), which recommended participation in Portico as part of their national strategy for digital preservation of licensed content.… Read more»
The world has lost a uniquely gifted leader and friend. Bill Bowen passed away peacefully at 83 on October 20, 2016. He dedicated his entire professional life to the world of education and was founding chairman of JSTOR and ITHAKA and founding trustee of Artstor. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.