JSTOR moves to new platform
Santa Clara, CA and New York, NY — February 9, 2015 — ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways, is announcing jointly with Atypon®, a leading provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, the move of the JSTOR digital library, including its related primary source collections, from Atypon’s Literatum platform to a new technology platform created by ITHAKA.
Atypon and ITHAKA are working together to make the transition smooth for the nearly 10,000 libraries and millions of people who use JSTOR every day. Components of the new system are already live behind the scenes; for example, JSTOR search is now supported by the new ITHAKA infrastructure. The first major public release of the new platform was the November 2014 launch of JSTOR’s primary source collections available at www.aluka.org. The transition of the rest of the JSTOR site will continue throughout 2015.
“We have enjoyed a successful collaboration with Atypon that has delivered excellent service to libraries, publishers, and users since 2007,” said Kevin Guthrie, President of ITHAKA. “Given the rapid pace of technological change and the growing diversity of content and services we offer, we made a strategic decision to develop our own platform using a services oriented architecture and open source components. We value the support Atypon has provided throughout our relationship, and we look forward to continuing to work with them on initiatives that positively impact scholarly communications.”
“We have had a long, fruitful relationship with ITHAKA,” said Georgios Papadopoulos, Founder and CEO of Atypon, “and this will continue as both organizations innovate in a growing and complex academic publishing environment. Atypon has been focused on providing publishers with tools and services and we continue to push ourselves to deliver better tools for the academic publishing market.”
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers do business. Literatum, Atypon’s flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising and business intelligence. RightSuite, Atypon’s enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers and media organizations to monetize their digital content, experiment with new business models and optimize revenue streams. For more information, visit www.atypon.com.
ITHAKA (www.ithaka.org) is a not-for-profit organization whose people are passionate about our mission. We work with the global higher education community to advance and preserve knowledge and to improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies. We believe in the value of research and education to improve the world and are driven to deploy technologies to make our universities, colleges, and high schools better, more affordable, and more effective, and to reach beyond these traditional walls to support learners everywhere. In two decades, we have launched some of the most transformative and widely used services in higher education: JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R.
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