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April 21, 2015

Promote JSTOR to your users

Resources to help you get the word out about JSTOR at your library

Want to share your excitement for JSTOR with patrons and let them know what’s available? Help is on its way! JSTOR has developed a set of resources online that support librarians in promoting licensed content on JSTOR to students, faculty, and other patrons at their libraries.

Right now, our toolkits help librarians with newly licensed content. Resources include video tutorials, posters, graphics and ads for library websites,… Read more»

April 15, 2015

Global Plants in the classroom

botanical photo Part of the shared mission of JSTOR and the Global Plants Initiative is to promote awareness and education in plant sciences, environmental science, and the history of science. For those who are just getting started in their study of plants, the volume of material in Global Plants can be intimidating.  It is with this in mind that we created Global Plants in the Classroom as a way to share these materials and expose students to their possible uses. Above all, we want to encourage curiosity and exploration. Read more»

April 15, 2015

DRM-free, unlimited-user access for all ebooks

All 25,000 titles offered through Books at JSTOR are now available exclusively in a DRM-free, unlimited-user model. We decided to eliminate our single-user ebook offering late last year and have since worked with publishers to bring more of their books into our unlimited offering.  Now, all of JSTOR’s ebooks provide educational institutions and libraries with the following benefits:

  • Simultaneous online access for an unlimited number of users
  • Unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads that never expire
  • Unlimited printing and copy/paste
  • No requirement for the user to log in or use special software
  • Interlibrary loan for all ebook chapters
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March 23, 2015

Partner profile: Kevin Thiele

Photograph of Kevin Thiele Kevin Thiele is a systematist and taxonomist with a particular interest in Australian Proteaceae, Rhamnaceae, Viola and Hibbertia (Dilleniaceae). He is currently working on new Western Australian species and other taxonomic matters in Hibbertia, but notes that as a herbarium curator, there is rarely enough time in the day to complete all that has to get done and manage to do much “real work.” So, he does taxonomic work in between other tasks. For Kevin, this time is almost meditative: “By around 3:30 in the afternoon, to stop myself banging my head on the door or going completely barking mad, I disappear into a quiet corner of the vaults and work on taxonomy for a bit – it’s a wonderful salve for sanity.” Read more»

February 9, 2015

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… Read more»