The JSTOR Labs team has released the final version version of “Reimagining the Digital Monograph,” a free white paper that addresses community-driven research and makes recommendations for improving the user experience of digital monographs. The draft version of the paper was released for public comment in December 2016 along with Topicgraph, a prototype visualization tool for a set of open access monographs.

The final version of the paper includes detailed user profiles based on ethnographic studies of six humanities scholars, clarified descriptions of thirteen principles for redesigning the digital monograph, a new five-page landscape review of ebook initiatives, and a full bibliography of works cited along with sources for the design thinking and lean startup techniques applied in the Topicgraph project. 

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