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Jisc and JSTOR Partner for Wider Access to Digital Collections
ITHAKA, JSTOR’s parent organization, is collaborating with Jisc for an initiative that will help institutions make their digital special collections freely available. JSTOR notes, “The partnership gives UK higher education institutions the opportunity to add their digitized content to JSTOR’s Open Community Collections program, which enables libraries, museums, and cultural organizations around the world to bring together their materials, creating an unparalleled free resource for teaching and research.” Jisc members can propose digital collections for inclusion here (login required) by Nov. 16, 2020.
“Providing a channel for institutions to get their primary source and special collections more meaningfully into the research workflow, and out of their current silos, is the key in unlocking the research and teaching impact of those collections,” says Bruce Heterick, ITHAKA’s SVP for open collections and infrastructure. “This initiative will help institutions to raise their profile by disclosing their special collections for free not only to scholars and students in the UK, but to millions of researchers around the world.”
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