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May 27, 2020

Expanded Access to JSTOR archive extended through 2020: a letter from Kevin Guthrie

Dear colleagues,

On March 18th, working in collaboration with JSTOR’s publishing partners, we announced a set of expanded access offerings to support libraries, faculty, and students making the emergency shift to remote instruction and research. In the nine weeks since launching the program, there have been more than 10 million accesses to that content. We are inspired by the impact of the initiative and are motivated by the many messages of support we have received from publishers, librarians, and… Read more»

April 9, 2020

Transition in JSTOR leadership: a letter from Laura Brown

Dear friends and colleagues,

I’m writing to share some personal news with you, and all of JSTOR’s participating libraries and publishers. I’ve made the decision to retire from my role as Managing Director of JSTOR and will be stepping into a new part-time role as Senior Advisor for ITHAKA this month.

I have had a wonderful career in publishing, and over the past 40 years have been fortunate to help lead two great organizations – Oxford University Press USA and… Read more»

January 7, 2020

JSTOR’S Lives of Literature at MLA

A letter from one of our editors

Good news: Just in time for our participation in the Modern Language Association conference, we’re making Lives of Literature free through January and February to all! You can browse, read, and download articles from all 69 journals currently available in the collection.

We’re looking forward to the conference — we’ve been loving this interview by Simon Gakandi, president of the Modern Language Association, about this year’s  theme, Being… Read more»

December 20, 2019

The impact of Open Access Latin American scholarship

In 2018, JSTOR received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the digitization of 680 out-of-print titles from El Colegio de México Press and the dissemination of those titles on an openly accessible basis.

In a new white paper, we document the significance of this work, the process used to select and digitize titles, and what we’ve learned about the usage of this collection. We hope this will benefit other initiatives interested in increasing access… Read more»

October 22, 2019

Open Access pilot for Latin American monographs

LARRP, CLACSO, JSTOR, and García Cambeiro launch pilot

A partnership led by the Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) in collaboration with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), JSTOR, and Latin American bookseller García Cambeiro is working toward introducing a sustainable Open Access model for monographs to be developed and supported by the library community. This project is funded by the following LARRP member libraries: NYU, Columbia University, the New York Public Library, Harvard University, Princeton University, the… Read more»

October 16, 2019

Center for Research Libraries and JSTOR partner to make South Asian historical materials openly available online

JSTOR and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are pleased to announce that collections from the South Asia Open Archives are now openly available on JSTOR, at saoa.crl.edu.

The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences from and about South Asia. SAOA has been made possible through a collaborative grassroots initiative of US research libraries and partners from South Asia and has grown… Read more»

September 25, 2019

JSTOR and ITHAKA at Charleston Conference

The banner for this year’s Charleston Library Conference schedule features an illustration of Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” with the quote “The time has come to talk of many things” — and indeed, for ITHAKA it has. Representatives of JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R are taking part in approximately a dozen presentations and panels on collections, innovations, ethics, and more; a full list is below. We also invite you to visit us at table… Read more»

September 18, 2019

Brigitte Weinsteiger joins JSTOR’s Library Advisory Group

Brigitte Weinsteiger, associate university librarian for collections at the University of Pennsylvania, has joined JSTOR’s Library Advisory Group. The group is composed of leading librarians from around the globe and provides JSTOR with guidance on strategic questions and decisions.

As associate university librarian for collections, Brigitte Weinsteiger leads the Collections, Preservation, Acquisitions, Access, and Licensing, and Academic Engagement and Community Outreach departments of the Penn Libraries. Brigitte also represents Penn on various committees and councils, including the Ivy Plus… Read more»

August 27, 2019

Rebecca Seger joins ITHAKA as VP of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships

Rebecca Seger joins ITHAKA as Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships beginning September 30.

Rebecca steps into the position previously held by Bruce Heterick, who has taken on a new role as SVP, Open Collections & Infrastructure. Rebecca will lead global library outreach for JSTOR, Artstor, and Portico, and will work to expand access and deliver high-quality products that meet the needs of our constituents.

Rebecca is well known in the community, with more than three decades of… Read more»