January 18, 2022

Video: ITHAKA / JSTOR Officials Speak at National Library of Israel About Hebrew Journals Project

Last summer we posted about a digitization project to digitize Hebrew language journals from the National Library of Israel, Haifa University, and ITHAKA / JSTOR.

In December, officials from ITHAKA and JSTOR traveled to Israel for a workshop with librarians, publishers, and others.

Video from the workshop (in English) is now available on the web and embedded below.

Not only will you learn about this project but the workshop also provides a useful intro to Ithaka and JSTOR.

Here’s the Blurb (via NLI YouTube):

In a workshop held at the National Library of Israel on Dec 3, 2012, representatives of JSTOR, the Library, and other partners presented and discussed various aspects of the Hebrew Journals Project — a collaborative effort to digitize, preserve and disseminate Hebrew language journals in a range of disciplines, including Jewish studies, history, sociology, and the social sciences.

“Expanding access to Hebrew journals and making them available online for researchers, the academic sector, and the broader public is part of the mission of the NLI,” said Oren Weinberg, CEO of the National Library of Israel. “We are excited about this collaboration and believe this project will help advance research and teaching.”


  • Oren Weinberg, CEO, National Library of Israel
  • Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAKA
  • Ariel Weiss , CEO, Yad Hanadiv
  • Laura Brown, EVP, ITHAKA and JSTOR Managing Director
  • Neta Waisman, Younes and Soraya Library, Haifa University
  • Anne Ray, Content Development Manager, JSTOR

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