Your institution holds rich and unique collections that are critical to research, teaching, and learning. Yet these resources can be difficult for scholars to discover and use, and time consuming and expensive to support. We can help.
Through decades of offering trusted non-profit resources like JSTOR and Portico, ITHAKA has built the infrastructure services that enable you to make your collections discoverable without paywalls to a global community of faculty, students, and researchers, and to ensure your content remains accessible for generations to come. We will continue to partner with our community to offer a broad spectrum of services in support of this work.
As your partners, we can help you:
Amplify the reach of your collections
Share your collections openly on JSTOR, the platform where millions begin their academic work. Publishing to JSTOR is fast and reliable thanks to our easy collection-loader tool and a healthy system of backend support. Researchers can access your collections, without paywalls, alongside a rich trove of journals, books, images, and other primary source materials, bringing greater value to the learner and your institution. In fact, the first 300 institutions sharing 1,600 collections garnered more than 3.3 million item requests from 234 countries and territories, with 63 percent of traffic coming from the open web.
Learn how to share your collections on JSTOR
Future-proof your digital content
Preserve your collections in Portico, an archive that safeguards the accessibility and usability of your digital files in the long term, addressing the needs of tomorrow’s scholars. Trusted by more than 1,000 publishers and over 1,000 libraries worldwide, Portico validates, normalizes, and continually maintains your content so it remains functional and discoverable. Plus, we preserve it in three locations in different geographical regions for maximum security.
Learn how to preserve your collections with Portico
Take charge of your collections
Manage your collections with JSTOR Forum, a web-based tool that allows you to catalog, edit metadata, and publish to JSTOR and other sites — all in one place. Featuring cataloging and metadata management tools, a flexible publishing system, and support for multiple media formats, Forum allows you to build and manage your collections with ease. With an annual fee that includes enterprise access for unlimited users, Forum can readily expand across departments and projects.
Learn how to manage your collections with JSTOR Forum
Let JSTOR do the work for you
Don’t have the time or resources to migrate your collections? With collection harvesting, ITHAKA will build and publish your collections on JSTOR or upload and preserve them in Portico. Collection harvesting supports Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) endpoints and File Transfer Protocol (FTP). It is compatible with repositories like CONTENTdm, Digital Commons, Islandora, Internet Archive, DSpace, Omeka, Preservica, LUNA, and Alma Digital. Plus, content is harvested quarterly, allowing for periodic collection updates and changes.
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