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April 22, 2021

Celebrating School Library Month

Students and a woman reading in the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library (built 1924) on the campus of Delaware Valley College (now Delaware Valley University). This item is being shared by Delaware Valley University as part of the Campus Buildings and Grounds, a JSTOR Open Community Collection.

Since 1983, April has been observed as School Library Month, designated by American Association of School Librarians. As the month comes to a close, JSTOR would like to… Read more»

April 5, 2021

Canadiana joins JSTOR’s Open Community Collections

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»

February 24, 2021

Open Community Collections marks over 100 contributors

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:

Illuminated manuscripts

Functioning as devotional objects, religious texts, and luxury goods, illuminated manuscripts play a key role in our understanding of religion and theRead more»

February 1, 2021

Open Community Collections passes 300 collections mark

This month, JSTOR’s Open Community Collections initiative has surpassed the 300 collections mark, gathering contributions from 89 institutions worldwide.

   

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»

October 21, 2020

Open Community Collections reaches 200th contribution

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»