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Blog Tag: Infrastructure services

May 1, 2024

Middlebury archives go global: The unexpected reach of one small college’s special collections

By Sara Ivry, JSTOR Daily Features Editor
For Middlebury and other small liberal arts schools, taking part in JSTOR’s shared collections program is almost a no-brainer, Irwin says, since JSTOR is a database with which many students are already very familiar.

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April 24, 2024

Visionary collaboration: How the Johns Hopkins Visual Resources Collection used JSTOR Forum to build cross-campus partnerships and amplify university collections

By Morgan Godvin, Content and Community Engagement Manager, ITHAKA
In 2020, Johns Hopkins University faced sudden closure due to COVID-19. Discover how the Special Collections team adapted by partnering with JSTOR Forum, revolutionizing access to materials for faculty and students alike.

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April 22, 2024

Skidmore College and JSTOR collaborate to enhance digital access to special collections

By Maria Papadouris, Content and Community Engagement Manager, ITHAKA
Explore how Skidmore College digitizes its special collections in this insightful blog post detailing David Seiler's efforts in leading the transition to the digital age.

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February 9, 2024

Academic institutions increase the reach of their digitized collections on JSTOR: The results of a three-year initiative

By Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAKA and Bruce Heterick, Senior Vice President of Open Collections and Infrastructure
Discover highlights from the Coalition for Networked Information's biannual membership meeting, where discussions revolved around networked information technologies in higher education and research. Explore the outcomes of JSTOR's Open Community Collections program, showcasing the benefits for participant libraries in terms of reach and visibility.

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November 14, 2023

Broadening global access:
Sharing open access special collections through our pilot program

By Jason Przybylski Associate Director, Infrastructure Services, Outreach & Participation, JSTOR
Partnering with libraries, publishers, and museums, ITHAKA reduces costs and preserves scholarship for the future with digital special collections.

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October 17, 2023

On the road to future-proofing all digital content:
How Portico now preserves libraries’ self-curated collections

By Jason Przybylski, Associate Director, Infrastructure Services, Outreach & Participation, JSTOR; Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director, Portico
Portico has earned its reputation as a trusted guardian of digital content for publishers, with over 1,000 publishers and 1,000 libraries worldwide relying on its time-honored preservation approach. Portico centers long-term content management and organizational commitment, as well as a dedication to addressing the needs of future scholars.

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October 5, 2023

On the road to future-proofing all digital content:
The origin story of preserved collections with Portico

By Jason Przybylski, Associate Director, Infrastructure Services, Outreach & Participation; Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director, Portico
Preserved collections were launched with Portico as part of ITHAKA’s suite of infrastructure services. Preserved collections provides long-term digitally managed preservation for institutions’ digital collections with Portico. The service is designed to be flexible, so that it can be taken up on its own or integrated with ITHAKA’s other infrastructure services and work as part of institutions’ existing workflows. 

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July 25, 2019

Three ornithology collections that are free as the birds

The history of ornithology (the scientific study of birds) has involved observations captured in imagery going as far back as prehistoric stone-age drawings.[1] As ornithology developed as a natural science it faced the aesthetic challenge of convincingly capturing depictions of different bird species,[2] leading to beautifully documented and historically fascinating works of illustration. Several shared […]

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July 9, 2019

Books of hours: illuminating the Trinity College Watkinson Library special collections

Books of hours are devotional texts that contain a personalized selection of prayers, hymns, psalms, and New Testament excerpts chosen specifically for their owner. Popular in the Middle Ages, the most expensive of these books could be highly decorated, but the more affordable versions usually only showed minimal decoration, usually of the first letter of […]

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