JSTOR Open Community Collections are now available through OCLC WorldCat Discovery and Ex Libris Primo/Summon, in addition to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). 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. If your library is an OCLC WorldCat Discovery, Ex Libris, or EDS user, your administrator can easily enable access to JSTOR Open Community Collections. After enabling access, users will benefit from a trove of openly accessible special collections, introducing them to new avenues of research with seamless access to the information they need.
Your library can also host its special collections on JSTOR, making your content openly accessible on a platform used by millions of scholars, students, and faculty around the world each year.
Increasing discovery of open library content aligns directly with ITHAKA's mission of improving access to education and knowledge for people around the world, including making it more affordable. It is particularly important in a post-pandemic world where libraries seek to transition to digital-first collections, and modes of learning are increasingly diverse.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library organization that provides shared technology services, original research, and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research, and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world's collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff, and partners make breakthroughs possible.
Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information, see our website at exlibrisgroup.com.
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines through a powerful research and teaching platform. As a nonprofit, we partner with libraries, museums, and publishers to reduce costs, extend access, and preserve scholarship for the future. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, an organization dedicated to improving access to knowledge and education for people around the world. Learn more at about.jstor.org.