May 23, 2022

JSTOR’s Managing Director, Laura Brown, Announces Retirement; Will Begin a Part-Time Role at ITHAKA This Month

From a Letter by Laura Brown Posted on JSTOR News:

I’m writing to share some personal news with you, and all of JSTOR’s participating libraries and publishers. I’ve made the decision to retire from my role as Managing Director of JSTOR and will be stepping into a new part-time role as Senior Advisor for ITHAKA this month.

I have had a wonderful career in publishing, and over the past 40 years have been fortunate to help lead two great organizations – Oxford University Press USA and JSTOR/ITHAKA, both at the center of scholarship and education. It seems amazing to me now that I’ve been with ITHAKA for 20 of those years in one capacity or another, first on the JSTOR board beginning in 2000, then helping to give birth to Ithaka S+R, and finally taking over the leadership of JSTOR 10 years ago. I’m very proud of what JSTOR/ITHAKA, working together with all of you, has been able to accomplish during that time!

Read the Complete Letter by Laura Brown (580 words)

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