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May 17, 2017

JSTOR and AAAS further expand access to Science

JSTOR and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are pleased to announce they have renewed their longstanding agreement to preserve and make available over 100 years of Science via the JSTOR platform. JSTOR and AAAS first began working together in 1998 when Science was among the earliest journals converted from print to digital form by JSTOR. For nearly 20 years, JSTOR has hosted issues of Science dating back to 1880 – more than 480,000 pages of content in total, covering everything from electricity to genomics. JSTOR makes the journal available through several of its collections to libraries around the world, where it can be used by students and researchers working across a wide array of disciplines. With this new agreement, JSTOR and the AAAS renew their commitment to ensuring access to this long history of scientific research and to continuing to add new issues of Science to JSTOR each year. Read more

March 29, 2017

JSTOR receives $50,000 NEH grant

Today, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced funding for 208 humanities projects, including a $50,000 grant to JSTOR to support research on the high-quality digitization and digital preservation of Arabic-language scholarly journals. JSTOR’s NEH-funded research will include the development of digitization and indexing guidelines for Arabic-language scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences, the digitization of a small test run of Arabic-language scholarly journal issues, and an assessment of the cost, quality, and feasibility of the digitization… Read more

March 23, 2017

New JSTOR resource and collaboration to advance environmental research

Among the most critical areas of study at academic institutions today is our changing environment and its impact on society. It is also one of the most challenging given its fundamentally transdisciplinary nature and the range of publications, data, and sources needed to conduct research in the field. JSTOR, the not-for-profit digital library, aims to make it easier. Read more

March 10, 2017

Global Plants growth in 2016

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our partner herbaria around the world, we wrapped up 2016 with more than 255,400 newly published digital objects, bringing the total to 2,879,000 objects available in Global Plants for your research. We received new content and new specimens from more than 20 first-time contributors like Cairo University Herbarium (Egypt), I.P. Borodin Herbarium of Saint Petersburg S. M. Kirov Forestry Academy (Russia) and Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Herbarium (Ukraine). Our most recently… Read more

February 15, 2017

Update: Plants & Society

We are continuing to make progress on the development of a new collection inspired by Global Plants, which will include a set of journals, books, and over 100,000 primary source objects ranging from nursery catalogues to expedition maps and records of medicinal plants. Whereas Global Plants was developed for plant taxonomists who needed to access the type specimens critical to their work—Plants & Society is intended to serve a broader audience: scholars, researchers and students from a wider range of disciplines across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, including Anthropology, Art & Architecture, Botany & Plant Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Garden History & Design, History of Science, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture. Read more

January 19, 2017

Can we build a better ebook?

In late 2016, the JSTOR Labs team collaborated with librarians, scholars, and publishers to explore the challenge of improving discovery and user experience of digital monographs. Informed by these ideas, the team created Topicgraph, a prototype visualization tool for a set of open access monographs. Additionally, a draft of the white paper from the collaboration “Reimagining the Digital Monograph: Design Thinking to Build New Tools for Researchers” is open for comment until January 31, 2017. We invite you… Read more