JSTOR offers flexible acquisition options to suit your collection strategy and budget. We can provide holdings comparisons and recommendations based on your institution’s usage data for journals and Open Access ebooks. Savings are available on every book, and since the ebooks are integrated with journals on our popular platform, libraries typically see high usage and a low-cost per use for ebooks on JSTOR.
Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA)
Evidence-Based Acquisition offers access to more than 58,000 high-quality backlist titles from 95 publishers for a set upfront fee; after one year of unlimited access, you can select titles to acquire using the usage data as a guide. This model can help you meet the research needs of your patrons while controlling costs, simplifying workflows, and incorporating both usage data and librarian expertise in your acquisition strategy.
Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA)
Demand-Driven Acquisition offers access to a large set of titles for discovery and use, but your library only pays for those that reach a threshold of usage. This model allows libraries to align purchases more closely with patron needs, and ensures that you’ll never pay for titles that go unused. Libraries can manage their DDA workflows directly with JSTOR or through GOBI Library Solutions.
We offer sets of the latest 2020 content as well as sets of both frontlist and backlist ebooks that complement JSTOR’s thematic collections of journals, research reports, and primary sources. All subject collections provide perpetual access with no recurring fees.
You can build a customized collection by selecting ebooks from our full title list or by using criteria such as publisher, discipline, and copyright year. We can work with you to provide holdings comparisons or recommendations based on turnaway data.
Workflow options to meet your library’s needs
To support our participants’ established workflows, we have partnered with both EBSCO and ProQuest to offer libraries the option of managing ebook collection development and acquisitions through their tools.
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO offers JSTOR ebooks through eApproval programs, new title notifications, title-by-title firm orders, or Demand-Driven Acquisition.
ProQuest Rialto and OASIS marketplaces now offer JSTOR ebooks for title-by-title ordering, slip notifications, approval programs, and Selection Plans. Demand-Driven Acquisition will be available through Rialto and OASIS at a later date.