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January 17, 2023

JSTOR JSTOR and university press partners announce Path to Open Books pil. JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, and a cohort of leading university presses announced today Path to Open, a program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that will bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people. Launching as a pilot, Path to Open libraries will contribute funds to enable participating presses to publish new books that will transition from licensed to open access within three years of publication. The initial pilot will produce about one thousand open access monographs. If successful, it will lay the foundation for an entirely new way to fund long-form scholarship while vastly increasing its impact. [Full Announcement].

October 17, 2022

JSTOR JSTOR's Demand-Driven Acquisition program now available through Rialto and OASIS. JSTOR's Demand-Driven Acquisition program is now available through ProQuest Rialto and ProQuest OASIS, providing a new option for academic libraries to participate in JSTOR's ebook program while managing acquisitions through their preferred workflows. [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2022

JSTOR JSTOR Open Community Collections now available through OCLC WorldCat Discovery and ExLibris Primo/Summon. JSTOR Open Community Collections are now available through OCLC WorldCat Discovery and Ex Libris Primo/Summon, in addition to EBSCO Discovery Service. OCLC, Ex Libris, and EDS participants will gain access to a breadth of freely accessible primary source content including artwork, photographs, publications, recordings, and other artifacts from hundreds of library collections around the world. Community Collections enables institutions to host their special collections on the JSTOR platform, making unique primary source collections discoverable to a large network of researchers, faculty, and library users worldwide. Universities don't have to be JSTOR participants to access or contribute to Community Collections. [Full Announcement].

JSTOR Reveal Digital's Diversity and Dissent program, now fully funded, to offer four Open Access collections. Reveal Digital brings together libraries, historical societies, and community archives to create collections of important primary source content. We make them available Open Access on JSTOR to ensure that they are easy to discover and use, and preserve them for future generations. Jstor announced that the Diversity & Dissent Digitization Fund has reached its cost recovery threshold. Altogether, 61 libraries contributed $2.3 million to enable us to publish four collections of primary source material under the theme of Diversity and Dissent in 20th century America. Now that the publishing costs are covered, we are able to make all the collections Open Access. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2022

JSTOR Opening the Future program welcomes JSTOR as a hosting partner. JSTOR has joined the Opening the Future program as a hosting partner for Open Access ebooks published by Central European University Press and Liverpool University Press. These ebooks will be freely available on JSTOR, in addition to the publishers' websites and other platforms offering Open Access ebooks. Making the titles available on multiple platforms ensures that users can discover and access this scholarship through their preferred research workflows. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2022

JSTOR Lean Library partners with JSTOR to enhance discoverability of academic content. Lean Library, a Technology from SAGE company that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, is collaborating with JSTOR. Together, they will provide libraries the ability to deliver Open Access and licensed content on JSTOR to patrons at their point of need, alongside search results on Google or Google Scholar. [Full Announcement].

February 10, 2021

JSTOR Digital Library JSTOR Partners with APA to Provide e-books Online. Digital library JSTOR is partnering with the American Psychological Association to offer academic monographs through JSTOR's e-book program. More than 500 titles are available now, and APA will continue to add new academic titles as they are published. [Full Announcement].

October 25, 2020

JSTOR Expanded access to JSTOR and Artstor extended through June 2021. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt higher education, ITHAKA is extending the JSTOR and Artstor expanded access program through June 30, 2021 to help institutions in their shift to remote teaching. [Full Announcement].

December 6, 2017

JSTOR JSTOR introduces Campus Activated Subscriber Access. JSTOR is partnering with Google Scholar to introduce more streamlined access to JSTOR. Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) grants students access to an institution’s licensed content off-campus. CASA builds on Google Scholar’s Subscriber Links program; when a researcher visits Google Scholar while on campus, it remembers their affiliation. Then, when away from campus, they’ll continue to have access to licensed JSTOR content that’s searched through Google Scholar. [Full Announcement].

February 7, 2017

JSTOR Knowledge Unlatched and JSTOR to study usage of Open Access books. Knowledge Unlatched, 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 and HathiTrust platforms, 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. [Full Announcement].

January 25, 2009

JSTOR JSTOR and Ithaka Merge, Uniting Efforts to Serve the Scholarly Community. STOR and Ithaka announced the merger of their organizations. This move unites two pioneering entities that are focused on helping the scholarly community take advantage of rapidly advancing information technologies. [Full Announcement].