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January 19, 2017

New topic pages, faceted search results, and easier off-campus access

We’ve recently released several features on the platform: Topic pages: Topic pages (such as Storytelling) provide background and context for the many subjects covered in on JSTOR. They may be accessed via the hyperlinked subject terms that now appear on journal article and book chapter pages. The topics are a subset of a new 45,000-term thesaurus, built from 17+ source vocabularies, that is now integrated with the JSTOR platform. In addition to displaying relevant content, topic pages include a… Read more

January 19, 2017

More content for libraries in 2017

Our “moving wall” advances in 2017, adding another year of archival journal content to the JSTOR platform. In 2016 alone, we added 91 journals and 435,000+ articles, representing 3.2 million pages and 797 linear feet of shelf space savings. Our ebooks program, Books at JSTOR, expanded with the addition of 10,000+ ebooks and 41 new publishers. To date, the ever-growing JSTOR digital library contains more than 45,000 ebooks, 2,400+ journals, and 10.9 million articles (representing 70 million pages… Read more

January 14, 2017

Want to improve Wikipedia? We have your LibGuide

From January 15 to February 3, Wikipedia is encouraging librarians to add reliable references to articles with its #1Lib1Ref campaign. JSTOR is here to help! We’ve created a new 1Lib1Ref LibGuide with easy instructions on how to Find, Evaluate, and Link to citations. JSTOR is involved in making Wikipedia a more reliable resource for researchers and the public at large. Since 2012, we have provided Wikipedia editors with free access to the JSTOR archival collections. And as mentioned… Read more

December 30, 2016

Global Plants end-of-year review

It’s been another wonderful year for Global Plants thanks to the hard work and dedication of our partner herbaria around the world! We wrapped up 2016 with 2,878,998 total objects, which includes 231,549 visuals and archive materials. We received content for the first time from over 20 partners! The Netherlands Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, formerly Amsterdam University (AMD) Ukraine V. N. Karazin National University Herbarium (CWU) Donetsk Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine… Read more

October 25, 2016

Open Access eBooks now available on JSTOR

We are now making Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. An initial set of 63 titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. We expect to add several hundred more Open Access titles over the next year. The ebooks, which reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content, are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Each ebook carries one of six Creative… Read more

October 21, 2016

ITHAKA founder and trustee William G. Bowen dies

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. Learn more about Bill Bowen’s extraordinary life. Read more