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November 5, 2021

Open Community Collections pass the 700 mark

This month, the Open Community Collections initiative marks a new milestone with more than 700 contributed collections. With this achievement, we have announced the extension of the Charter period for all Community Collections participating institutions until December 31, 2022.

Spark unexpected discoveries

705 collections from 179 contributors (and growing). Thanks to our partners at universities, libraries, museums, and other institutions, the top ten most used collections cover quite a lot of ground, spanning a wide variety of… Read more»

August 25, 2021

A glimpse of our world in 500+ Community Collections

This month, we have reached (and have grown past) the 500 Community Collection milestone, with 591 collections from 162 contributors. For over two years, this initiative has allowed JSTOR to partner with universities, museums, and other institutions around the world to expand the reach of their special collections. These rare primary source materials, covering nearly every discipline, content type, and topic, are openly available to the millions of researchers who begin their research on JSTOR.

To celebrate and encapsulate… Read more»

July 19, 2021

JSTOR at SAA virtual conference

In August, JSTOR will be taking part in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) virtual conference to share recent initiatives and developments, including updates on the Open Community Collections.

We recognize and commend the work of archivists as our partners in uncovering and preserving essential primary source materials for generations of researchers to come, most recently through our Open Community Collections initiative, which makes freely available rare primary source materials from the special holdings of more… Read more»

June 14, 2021

Add 450+ Open Community Collections to your research mix

After more than a year collaborating with institutions around the globe, JSTOR’s Open Community Collections initiative now hosts over 450 collections. These contributions are digitized from the special holdings of more than 135 libraries, museums, universities, and other archives, bringing rare primary source items into the research workflow, alongside related essential scholarship.

These freely available collections cover nearly every discipline, documenting the history of universities, territories, companies, and notable figures, while chronicling important events and movements throughout the ages. Other… Read more»

June 3, 2021

Integrated research on public health with JSTOR

Child receiving vaccine at fixed site facility Zambia. John & Penny Hubley. Credit: Wellcome Collection; wellcomecollection.org CC BY 4.0.

As vaccines continue to dominate our attention–from struggles with misinformation to equity problems–the subject of public health cuts across disciplines, including science, economics, law, education, sociology, psychology, and public policy. JSTOR offers a wide variety of types of content on one platform to make your research on the topic richer and deeper.

This year, Artstor’s 2+ million high-quality images… Read more»

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»