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October 23, 2020

Celebrating 100,000 ebooks on JSTOR

The Books at JSTOR program has reached a new milestone: 100,000 ebooks. Introduced in 2012, the program now boasts 279 publisher partners and includes titles libraries can license in our unlimited, DRM-free model as well as Open Access titles that are freely available to everyone.

Our 100,000th book is Ableism in Academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education from UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access university press. Editors Nicole Brown… Read more»

August 20, 2020

JSTOR DDA now available through GOBI

JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition program is now available through GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, helping libraries streamline their ebook acquisition workflows. GOBI’s multi-vendor DDA service prevents content gaps by cascading the DDA option to an available platform based on the library’s preferences. It provides trusted technical services, deduplication, and collection development support.

JSTOR’s ebook program offers 90,000 high-quality titles from scholarly publishers. Our unlimited-user, DRM-free access model and seamless integration with journals and primary sources provides an easy… Read more»

July 15, 2020

JSTOR offers $4 million fee relief for libraries and guarantees revenue for publishers; holds pricing flat through 2023

Dear colleagues,

As education institutions around the world continue to grapple with the momentous impact of COVID-19, libraries and publishers must cut budgets while continuing to support the needs of students, researchers, and their colleagues. We have talked with many of you about your needs, and we appreciate that JSTOR and Artstor are more important than ever to your communities.

When the pandemic forced institutions to stop residential learning abruptly last spring, we worked with our publishers to execute a… Read more»

June 30, 2020

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO partners with Books at JSTOR on Demand-Driven Acquisition

New offering provides libraries more choice to acquire and manage DDA programs via preferred workflow solution

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO is providing choice for libraries by extending its Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) services to include Books at JSTOR. This arrangement offers libraries more options to acquire and manage their DDA program via their preferred workflow solution.

JSTOR’s e-book program offers nearly 90,000 DRM-free, unlimited-access titles that are easy to discover and use alongside journals on its highly… Read more»

June 17, 2020

COVID-19 expanded access extended to 32,000 books

After seeing high usage and a positive response from end users, libraries, and the publishing community, JSTOR’s temporary free access to a set of 38,000 ebooks in response to the COVID-19 crisis is being extended past its original end date of June 30. Forty-eight publishers have generously agreed to continue offering free access to more than 32,000 titles to participating academic institutions and secondary schools through August 31, 2020.… Read more»

December 20, 2019

The impact of Open Access Latin American scholarship

In 2018, JSTOR received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the digitization of 680 out-of-print titles from El Colegio de México Press and the dissemination of those titles on an openly accessible basis.

In a new white paper, we document the significance of this work, the process used to select and digitize titles, and what we’ve learned about the usage of this collection. We hope this will benefit other initiatives interested in increasing access… Read more»

October 22, 2019

Open Access pilot for Latin American monographs

LARRP, CLACSO, JSTOR, and García Cambeiro launch pilot

A partnership led by the Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) in collaboration with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), JSTOR, and Latin American bookseller García Cambeiro is working toward introducing a sustainable Open Access model for monographs to be developed and supported by the library community. This project is funded by the following LARRP member libraries: NYU, Columbia University, the New York Public Library, Harvard University, Princeton University, the… Read more»

May 13, 2019

Open Access collaboration with El Colegio de México expands

Thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation, we’ve worked with El Colegio de México to digitize nearly 600 important scholarly books and make them available to everyone on an Open Access basis. These titles have been highly used in the six months since we started adding them to JSTOR: every book has been accessed, and there have been more than 175,000 chapter views and downloads in 180 countries and territories!

We are now working on digitizing approximately… Read more»

March 26, 2019

Career opportunity: Director of Books at JSTOR

ITHAKA is seeking a Director of Books at JSTOR to oversee all aspects of the book program, including building strong relationships with our library and publisher participants, attracting new content to the platform, developing sustainable acquisition models, and ensuring seamless workflows for researchers and librarians.

Books at JSTOR offers digital editions of scholarly books to colleges, universities, and other organizations as part of the JSTOR research and learning platform. Launched in 2012,Read more»

April 13, 2018

Mellon grant supports digitization and open access of Latin American scholarship

En español
More than 600 out-of-print scholarly books published by El Colegio de México will be digitized and made available in open access form by JSTOR, thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant has been offered as part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation to make important scholarly books available widely to students and researchers.… Read more»

April 13, 2018

Una subvención de The Mellon Foundation financia la digitalización y el acceso abierto a publicaciones académicas latinoamericanas

In English

JSTOR digitalizará y dará acceso abierto a más de 600 libros académicos publicados por El Colegio de México que están fuera de circulación, gracias a una subvención otorgada por The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. La subvención ha sido otorgada como parte del Humanities Open Book Program (Programa de Libro Abierto para las Humanidades), un proyecto conjunto entre the National Endowment for the Humanities y The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, cuya finalidad es… Read more»

March 27, 2018

EDUCAUSE on JSTOR Labs and Columbia Libraries’ TopicGraph

This week, EDUCAUSE Review explores the collaboration between JSTOR Labs and Columbia Libraries on the Reimagining the Monograph project, which resulted in the speedy creation of the TopicGraph prototype tool.

EDUCAUSE liked what it saw, writing that the two organizations “hit on a new approach to doing fun, engaging, fast-paced discovery by pulling together the best of design thinking, agile/lean startup processes, and commercial/academic partnership benefits.” The article goes on to describe the new tool,… Read more»

January 22, 2018

Text Analyzer is now multilingual

Text Analyzer, the tool that allows you to use your own documents to search for articles and books in JSTOR, is now capable of analyzing content in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Using Text Analyzer remains as easy as always – simply upload a document, copy and paste text, or point to a URL. Text Analyzer then determines the native language, analyzes the document to determine its topics, and finds… Read more»

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»

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 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»

October 24, 2017

Explore open content on JSTOR

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of a new “Open Content” page that enables easier exploration of all the open content on the JSTOR platform. JSTOR currently includes a growing collection of 2,000 open access ebooks, more than 500,000 early journal articles in the public domain, and a range of other journal content made freely available by our partner publishers.

This combined group ofRead more»

October 23, 2017

Celebrating Open Access Week 2017

JSTOR is committed to delivering open access wherever possible through financially sustainable services that respect the rights of others, deliver high quality content through a great user experience, and ensure this knowledge is preserved for future generations.

We currently provide open access to 2,000+ books and 2 current journals (Journal of Information Policy and RSF), with more on the way. We also have several initiatives that expand free access to knowledge around the world:Read more»

September 21, 2017

1,200 open access books from the RAND Corporation added

JSTOR’s open access (OA) content keeps growing! The RAND Corporation has now made 1,200 OA titles freely available to researchers around the world on JSTOR. This brings our total open access ebooks to more than 2,100. You don’t need to register or log in to read or download any of these books, and there are no DRM restrictions on the PDFs.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that publishes high-quality research to inform public policy and decision-making.… Read more»

September 1, 2017

Library Journal and JSTOR hold panel on ebook acquisition

On August 29, Library Journal and JSTOR hosted a panel on the benefits and tradeoffs of Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA). EBA is a purchasing model that allows academic librarians to combine insights from usage data with their deep knowledge of local research and teaching needs to build an ebook collection that serves patrons now and in the future.

Library Journal’s senior technology editor Matt Enis moderated the panel, whichRead more»

June 12, 2017

“Reimagining the Digital Monograph” white paper released

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 detailedRead more»

June 6, 2017

White paper notes high demand of open access ebooks on JSTOR

white paper released by Cornell University Press reviewing their NEH Humanities Open Book Program notes exceptionally high levels of discovery and usage on JSTOR. The paper states that the 20 titles Cornell University Press is making available on JSTOR saw a total of more than 15,000 chapter downloads in less than six months—more than in all the other platforms in which they make the ebooks available combined.

JSTOR currently partners with 14 leading publishers to make more than 550 openRead more»

February 4, 2017

Knowledge Unlatched and JSTOR to study usage of Open Access books

Berlin/New York, Feb 6, 2017. Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the Open Access initiative supporting monographs in the humanities and social sciences, and JSTOR, the digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, are partnering to study usage patterns in Open Access by cross-promoting KU titles. While KU will continue to host its titles on the OAPEN platform, it will expand the hosting of 30 Open Access titles to JSTOR. This set includes titles in History, Literature, Political Science, Anthropology, and Media & Communications—all published by leading scholarly presses and “unlatched” with the support of libraries around the world. Read more»