January 25, 2021

"Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, and California University Presses To Make Scholarly Books Available on JSTOR"

From the News Release:

Four prominent academic publishers in the United States announced plans today to bring their scholarly books online at JSTOR, one of the most well-known and widely used scholarly research sites. This is the second wave of presses to join the Books at JSTOR initiative. The initial group included Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale University Presses.

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The press signings announced today, together with the original group, will result in more than 15,000 front and back list titles being made available at JSTOR. The presses are recognized as leaders in a wide range of disciplines including history, sociology, the arts, business and economics, and the life sciences.

The group also aims to help scholars and students find high quality and relevant books right when they need them. In addition to offering the ability to search across journals and books, JSTOR includes more than 1 million book reviews and a vast number of citations dating back hundreds of years in the 1,400 journals it makes available. The books will be linked with this other content, creating a multitude of pathways through the literature. Michael Spinella, JSTOR Managing Director noted, “We are eager to expose this network, making it easy for faculty and students to find and read books online, contextualize them with other content, and gain a fuller and richer perspective on the scholarly discussion.

Direct to Books at JSTOR Web Page

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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