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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»

January 19, 2017

Can we build a better ebook?

In late 2016, the JSTOR Labs team collaborated with librarians, scholars, and publishers to explore the challenge of improving discovery and user experience of digital monographs. Informed by these ideas, the team created Topicgraph, a prototype visualization tool for a set of open access monographs.

Additionally, a draft of the white paper from the collaboration “Reimagining the Digital Monograph: Design Thinking to Build New Tools for Researchers” is open for comment until January 31, 2017. We invite you… Read more»

October 25, 2016

Open Access eBooks now available on JSTOR

We are now making Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. An initial set of 63 titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. We expect to add several hundred more Open Access titles over the next year.

The ebooks, which reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content, are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Each ebook carries one of six Creative… Read more»

May 31, 2016

Books at JSTOR partners with the Theological Book Network

The Theological Book Network and JSTOR have entered into an innovative partnership to offer ebooks from 17 leading scholarly publishers to ten theological seminaries in India, Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. The Theological Book Network worked closely with librarians to identify 250 works in theology, biblical studies, church history, and Christian-Muslim engagement to include in this project.

The publishers who contributed are:… Read more»