Against the Grain logoAs we celebrate the 10th anniversary of ebooks on JSTOR, ITHAKA AVP of Published Content John Lenahan describes in Against the Grain the evolution of the program and how we have collaborated with the community to develop innovative, cost-effective models to increase access to academic books.

The article provides background on our collective efforts to increase access to monographs, discusses models to support the publishing of Open Access content, and shares our perspective on ensuring long-term value, impact, and sustainability.

These efforts have had a remarkable impact, not least the Open Access program that has made 7,800+ high-quality titles freely available, generating more than 43 million uses to date. We’re grateful to our publisher and library partners and look forward to building on our progress in improving access to knowledge and education.

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