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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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April 19, 2024

Too Fancy for Freedom:
Navigating the Bureaucratic Labyrinth of Work Release with a Degree

By Kristopher W.
Struggles of reintegration post-incarceration are examined through personal experiences in this essay, highlighting challenges in navigating systemic barriers, including conflicts faced in a work release program. An individual shares insights on leveraging prison education amidst the complexities of reentry.

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April 9, 2024

From Anger to Academics: Changing a Violent Mind One Course at a Time

By Wesley M. Withers, Varner Unit, Corcidy, AR
I was faced with a choice early on with my incarceration: allow violence dominance over my life, giving prejudice exactly what it wanted, or change, showing that violent offenders are more than lost causes. I chose the latter, and education would be my cure to cleanse me of this leprosy.

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April 9, 2024

Introduction to “Second chance mentality: First chance reality” essay series for JSTOR Access in Prison

By Stacy Burnett, Senior Manager, JSTOR Access in Prison
"Second Chance Mentality: First Chance Reality," presented by JSTOR Access in Prison, is our 2024 contribution to Second Chance Month. Each week we will offer a direct portal into the minds and hearts of experts on incarceration who we hear about, but not from. I hope to foster a deeper understanding and human connection through the lens of prison-based education.

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March 22, 2024

From Berkeley to beta: How students helped bring generative AI to JSTOR

By Diba Kaya, Senior User Researcher, ITHAKA
Discover how researchers and students explore the usage of ChatGPT in generative AI. Learn how this collaboration led to JSTOR's AI tool development and improved search features tailored for students' needs, reflecting ITHAKA's community-driven ethos and commitment to expanding knowledge access.

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