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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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September 15, 2023

Preserving Memories:
The Intersection of Family, Personal Archives, and Digital Libraries

By Natalia Celine Arias, Senior Digital Designer, ITHAKA
Growing up in Miami, Florida, surrounded by Caribbean cultures across the diaspora, I developed a strong sense of identity as a proud Caribbean creative, a Belizean Cuban American designer. My intersectionalities have significantly influenced my creativity and the stories I choose to tell through my work as I delve into the importance of preserving family memories, the power of personal archives, and the transformative role of working at ITHAKA/JSTOR.

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September 6, 2023

Text analysis in action:
Uncovering insights and making data-driven decisions

By Amy Kirchhoff, Senior Manager, Constellate
Text analysis informs decision-making across a broad swath of industries and domains. Organizations and businesses leverage text analysis to extract meaningful information from a range of texts including customer reviews, social media posts, and support tickets. Researchers use text analysis to find critical information quickly. Text analysis enables automated content categorization for organizing and understanding […]

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August 14, 2023

Approaching generative AI together

By Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAKA
Despite these concerns, and in some ways because of them, we are collaborating closely with our community of librarians, faculty, researchers, and students to address the numerous existential questions, institutional concerns, and practical considerations introduced by use of generative AI in education. We are great believers in learning both through careful research and through action, and so I want to introduce you to some of the work we have underway.

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July 25, 2023

New on Artstor: 5,000 images of recent events from Magnum Photos

Artstor has released 5,000 new images from Magnum Photos on the JSTOR platform, bringing the collection to more than 136,000 items. Our first JSTOR-only licensed image launch features photojournalistic coverage of momentous geopolitical events from 2021 and 2022, including global protests, the lives of political and economic refugees, the devastation of climate change, and much […]

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July 24, 2023

Unleashing the power of text analysis:
Understanding the basics

By Amy Kirchhoff, Senior Manager, Constellate
Text analysis is behind the auto-suggest on your phone, the spam filter on your email, and the suggestions in your streaming services. Its practical use in our everyday lives has been quietly impactful for many years, but recently there has been serious buzz around text analysis and generative artificial intelligence, including their potential effects on human society. If you aren’t aware of what text analysis is and how it can benefit your academic and professional life, keep reading.

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April 17, 2023

Our awe-inspiring earth:
26 open collections on JSTOR

Happy Earth Day! We’ve gathered 26 open collections on JSTOR that feature breathtaking documentation of our planet and its creatures by scientists, scholars, and artists across many eras, all free for everyone to enjoy. Microcosms: Sacred Plants of the Americas Confocal microscopy is a specialized optical imaging technique that provides contact-free, non-destructive measurements of three-dimensional […]

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April 10, 2023

Earth Day: For the birds

By Nancy Minty, Former Artstor Collections Editor
Louis Agassiz Fuertes, bird portraitist April 22 marks the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day, the birth of the modern environmental movement. This year we honor the day and the intent with a tribute to the bird portraitist Louis Agassiz Fuertes, born in 1874, nearly 100 years prior to Earth Day, in Ithaca, New York. The […]

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