May 22, 2022

Report: JSTOR’s Books at JSTOR Program Has Seen Sales Double in Past Year

From an article by Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed:

In the past year alone, JSTOR has doubled its ebook sales and the number of participating libraries. After launching in 2013 with 20 publishers, 15,000 ebooks and zero library customers, those numbers now stand at 100, 40,000 and 1,000, respectively, said Frank Smith, director of Books at JSTOR. Of course, the database also offers access to more than 2,000 scholarly journals.


JSTOR hopes to add another 10-15,000 ebooks this year, Smith said, and is looking for ways to make its collection more international. At the moment, 18 Spanish language publishers, as well as a handful of outlets that publish in languages such as French, German, Hebrew and Italian, participate in the program, though those publishers make up a smaller number of the total books, he said.

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