JSTOR’s Open Community Collections initiative unlocks the potential of your institution’s special collections by making them freely available on the platform researchers, faculty, and students already know and use.
By sharing on JSTOR, your collections will:
Reach millions of researchers around the world
Join the research workflow, integrated alongside relevant books, journals, and primary source materials
Appear in an environment with robust tools that aid discovery, use, and encourage connections for research and instruction
The ideal environment and audience Your content will be discovered in JSTOR alongside journal articles, ebooks, primary sources, and a rapidly growing number of images from Artstor. All this on a platform designed for and used by more than 81 million scholars and students across 170 countries and territories every year.
Increased awareness of your institution Your institution will also have its own institution landing page on JSTOR. The institution landing page facilitates browsing, sub-collection groupings, and searching within your collections. Your institution will gain visibility through attribution, branding, and linking.
A robust platform for research and learning Your content will benefit from the features of the JSTOR platform and interface, including full-text search; citation management tools, filtering and faceting; a IIIF-compliant viewer; content download and sharing; as well as innovative research tools such as Text Analyzer and Workspace. And we will provide you with usage statistics.
JSTOR Forum gives you the power to effortlessly share your digital collections on JSTOR, Artstor, or DPLA–platforms that researchers, faculty, and students already know and use–or on your own Omeka sites.
JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.