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January 5, 2018

JSTOR joins Crossref Ambassadors

Crossref logoJSTOR has long participated as a Crossref affiliate, and now our digital content manager Lauren Lissaris has expanded that relationship by becoming a Crossref Ambassador. Crossref advocates persistent cross-publisher citation linking using Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in online academic journals, and its new Crossref Ambassadors program brings together volunteers from the international scholarly research community to improve scholarly communication and promote Crossref’s role in those efforts. Read more»

December 22, 2017

10 things we learned from you in 2017

At ITHAKA, JSTOR’s parent organization, we manage nearly 20 social media accounts to connect with and listen to you. In the grand tradition of year-end lists, here is a roundup of the top ten things we’ve learned from and about you through social media in 2017, in classic countdown fashion:

10. 75% of you access social media sites on mobile devices.

9. You’re an interesting bunch. This is just a tiny sampling of our new followers:… Read more»

December 11, 2017

JSTOR to the rescue

You never know what you might find in JSTOR. No, really! Just ask Isaure Mignotte, the Department of Comparative Literature coordinator at Harvard University. She wrote us that her mother was preparing an exhibition for Camille Piton, a family artist who was once involved with The Art Amateur, a journal published in the 19th century. JSTOR provides access from 1879 to 1891, but her mother needed an issue from July 1892 — specificallyRead more»

December 6, 2017

JSTOR introduces Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA)

We are partnering with Google Scholar to introduce more streamlined access to JSTOR. Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) grants students access to an institution’s licensed content off-campus. CASA builds on Google Scholar’s Subscriber Links program; when a researcher visits Google Scholar while on campus, it remembers their affiliation. Then, when away from campus, they’ll continue to have access to licensed JSTOR content that’s searched through Google Scholar.

The implementation of CASA builds upon a number of other initiatives at JSTOR… Read more»

November 10, 2017

Free resources for World Science Day

November 10 is World Science Day for Peace and Development, a UNESCO-proclaimed international holiday that highlights the intersection of science and society and celebrates the important role science plays in peace, development, and sustainability.

Start off your World Science Day celebration with our free LibGuides for your students’ scientific and technological research on JSTOR: Ecology & Botany, Mathematics & Statistics, Global Plants<span… Read more»

November 9, 2017

Scholarly Kitchen highlights panel discussion on innovative scholarship

On October 30, Alex Humphreys of JSTOR Labs participated in a Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) regional event focused on innovative methods of scholarship. Joining Jen Grayburn (Temple University) and Kathi Martin (Drexel University) in a panel presentation, Alex discussed how JSTOR is experimenting with design thinking and lean development techniques to build tools that enhance research and teaching. You can find a report on the presentations on Scholarly Kitchen.… Read more»

November 6, 2017

Introducing JSTOR Forum: A new tool for managing and distributing collections

JSTOR and Artstor have long worked with cultural and educational institutions to make digital content more discoverable. Today we are pleased to announce JSTOR Forum—the next generation of our Shared Shelf tool—that will help libraries, museums, and individuals unlock the value of their digital collections and projects by making them more visible and usable than ever before.

Libraries and museums can use JSTOR Forum to upload and manage image and text content, which can be published using a variety of… Read more»

October 31, 2017

JSTOR’s ebook program wins Readers’ Choice Award from The Charleston Advisor

Books at JSTOR was named 2017’s “Most Improved Product” in The Charleston Advisor’s sixteenth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Voters praised the program’s greater breadth of content, DRM-free access model, and Open Access ebook offering.

The Charleston Advisor publishes peer-reviewed appraisals of online resources for libraries, and the Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best–and in the case of the Lemon/Vaporware Award, the worst–digital services for academia. Other winners this year included Oxford Research Encyclopedias (Best Content) and SAGE Publishing… Read more»

October 30, 2017

Knowledge Unlatched Research releases report on Open Access ebook usage

KU Research has released a study of Open Access ebook usage on JSTOR, commissioned and funded by four publishers: UCL Press, University of Michigan Press, Cornell University Press, and University of California Press. The full report is now available as a PDF download.

Among the findings are that the JSTOR platform accounts for the largest number of referrals to the Open Access ebooks; 34.1% of readers are already on the platform when they access the OA books.… Read more»

October 25, 2017

Brill to offer Open Access ebooks on JSTOR

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces that it will make its entire Open Access ebook collection freely available on the JSTOR platform starting in November 2018. The collection currently holds 235 titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences and International Law, particularly in the fields of Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Religious Studies, Classics, and Linguistics. Brill’s Open Access ebooks are published with a CC-BY-NC license and are available in print as hardback and paperback editions.

Like all ebooks on… Read more»