Edward Brown. Durch Niederland, Teutschland, Hungarn, Servien, Bulgarien, Macedonien, Thessalien, Oesterreich, Steirmarck, Kärnthen, Carniolen, Friaul, & c. gethane gantz sonderbare Reisen. Illustrated book. 1686. Part of The Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance.

Now that your institution has digitized its collections, you need an affordable, efficient, and integrated solution for building, cataloging, and publishing them. JSTOR Forum can help.

Forum is a cloud-based tool that allows you to catalog, edit metadata, and publish to JSTOR and other sites—all in one place.

Organize your collections effectively

Forum enables real-time access, cataloging, and annotation of assets from anywhere, facilitating collaboration and improving accessibility. With an annual fee that includes enterprise access for unlimited users, Forum can readily expand across departments and projects, allowing you to streamline your workflows.

And with cloud-based architecture, demands on technical and local staff are minimal – no locally installed software, no servers to manage, and no responsibilities for updates.

Publish with ease

Make your collections accessible to the audiences you want to reach and achieve the impact you seek. JSTOR Forum gives you the power to publish your digital collections on JSTOR — at no extra cost — or on your own Omeka sites.

Forum also provides you with the data you need to assess the impact of publishing your collections on JSTOR, as well as reports to effectively manage and improve your projects and work.

Customize to your requirements

Tailor our customizable metadata schemas to suit your project types, or use standard templates out of the box. Cataloging fields are easy to add, edit, and delete to fit collection content and goals.

Need to delegate? No problem. You can customize roles and access levels for secure and effective workflows.

A trusted solution, evolving to meet your needs

For over a decade, institutions worldwide have trusted Forum as their digital collections’ cataloging solution. Continuously evolving, Forum reflects our commitment to meet shifting needs through ongoing enhancements. Upcoming releases we’re developing in response to user feedback will empower participants to:

  • Organize and share with more flexibility by publishing items to multiple collections without duplication
  • Perfect audio and video discoverability with support for transcript uploads and downloads, in addition to autogenerated transcripts (already supported)
  • Showcase your distinct communities on JSTOR with tiered landing pages
  • Seamlessly integrate diverse media types into cohesive digital artifacts with mixed media compound objects

JSTOR Forum is an ITHAKA infrastructure service

Through decades of offering trusted nonprofit resources like JSTOR and Portico, ITHAKA has built a framework that enables you to share, preserve, and build your collections. Our services increase your collections’ reach and usefulness, secure access for generations to come, and further our shared mission of improving access to knowledge worldwide. We will continue to partner with our community to offer a broad spectrum of services in support of this work. Need help getting content into our system for further editing and refinement? Consider adding collection harvesting. Please note: We do not offer a full-service migration and implementation service at this time.

Complete the form to learn how you can streamline your digital collection workflows with JSTOR Forum