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August 15, 2019

New: white paper on digitization of Arabic-language materials

In 2017, JSTOR received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study processes for digitizing Arabic-language scholarly content. Our goal was to develop a workflow for scanning Arabic journals that is cost-efficient, feasible to implement at scale, and able to produce high-quality images, metadata, and fully searchable text.

In a recently released white paper, “Digitizing printed Arabic journals: is a scalable solution possible?,” ITHAKA’s Anne Ray, Senior Licensing Editor, and John Kiplinger, Director of Production,… Read more»

August 5, 2019

An expanded view of MLK in JSTOR Labs’ Interview Archive

To make King in the Wilderness, an HBO documentary about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final three years, documentarian Peter Kunhardt recorded more than 31 hours of interviews with 19 people who witnessed and made history with King, only a tiny fraction of which made it into the film. In response, JSTOR Labs created the Interview Archive, a prototype project that includes all the uncut interviews with Civil Rights leaders such Marian Wright Edelman, John Lewis, and Harry Belafonte.… Read more»

July 19, 2019

Bruce Heterick named Senior VP of Open Collections & Infrastructure

Bruce Heterick, ITHAKA Vice President of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, has been named Senior Vice President, Open Collections & Infrastructure.

In his new role, Bruce will lead our efforts to work with libraries and consortia to accelerate the availability and utility of openly accessible collections by enabling them to digitize, upload, catalogue, publish, and preserve their materials on the JSTOR platform. Our goal is to help libraries leverage the community-wide investment in JSTOR by placing their own… Read more»

June 12, 2019

68,000 additional free articles added to Early Journal Content

In September 2011, JSTOR introduced Early Journal Content, 500,000 publicly available articles published in the United States before 1924 and before 1876 in other countries. Following the initial release, as we added journals to JSTOR with issues from that time period, we included the eligible content in EJC, and over time it grew to 595,000 articles.

In May of this year, we expanded the eligibility dates to pre-1924 and pre-1871, and the EJC now includes an additional 68,000 items for… Read more»

June 5, 2019

New on JSTOR: full-screen view

Good news: You can now read articles on JSTOR in full-screen view! Simply click the “View Full Screen” option to make use of the entire browser area.

Once in full-screen mode, you can zoom in and navigate to next and previous pages. Also, users with low vision are now be able to increase the size of the text. And this feature is keyboard navigable, meaning you can use can use the arrow keys to move a zoomed-in page scan.… Read more»

May 13, 2019

Open Access collaboration with El Colegio de México expands

Thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation, we’ve worked with El Colegio de México to digitize nearly 600 important scholarly books and make them available to everyone on an Open Access basis. These titles have been highly used in the six months since we started adding them to JSTOR: every book has been accessed, and there have been more than 175,000 chapter views and downloads in 180 countries and territories!

We are now working on digitizing approximately… Read more»

March 26, 2019

Career opportunity: Director of Books at JSTOR

ITHAKA is seeking a Director of Books at JSTOR to oversee all aspects of the book program, including building strong relationships with our library and publisher participants, attracting new content to the platform, developing sustainable acquisition models, and ensuring seamless workflows for researchers and librarians.

Books at JSTOR offers digital editions of scholarly books to colleges, universities, and other organizations as part of the JSTOR research and learning platform. Launched in 2012,Read more»

March 11, 2019

Recording now available for “Meeting research challenges in Security Studies”

On a recent webinar for JSTOR, Dr. Sara Moller, Assistant Professor of International Security at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, discussed the special challenges she has encountered in conducting research in security studies.

Dr. Moller was joined by Bob Flatley, Associate Professor Electronic Resources and Periodicals at the Kutztown University Rohrbach Library<span style="font-weight:… Read more»

March 5, 2019

A new way to share sources on JSTOR

JSTOR has introduced a feature that supports collaboration in your research and teaching by allowing you to easily share a list of sources you save in My Workspace.

My Workspace is JSTOR’s citation-management tool. It allows you to save and organize your journal articles and book chapters from JSTOR along with other references found on the web, and now you can share this research with colleagues, students, and friends.

Whether you want to share a single article or… Read more»