Books at JSTOR Book DOIs Jabin WhiteVice President of Content Management ITHAKA JSTOR | Portico | Ithaka S+R CrossRef Annual Meeting November 13, 2011
Mission ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. We pursue this mission by providing innovative services that aid in the adoption of these technologies and that create lasting impact. .
Our Services • Ithaka S+R is a research and consulting service that focuses on the transformation of scholarship and teaching in an online environment, with the goal of identifying the critical issues facing our community and acting as a catalyst for change. • JSTOR is a research platform that enables discovery, access, and preservation of scholarly content. • Portico is a digital preservation service for e-journals, e- books, and other scholarly e-content.
Books at JSTOR The success of the JSTOR platform with the addition of books » Accessed as chapters (via search) or as complete books Traffic, penetration into institutional market » Domestic and international An integrated scholarly platform featuring journals, books, primary source material
JSTOR offers scale and discoverability Total as of 12/31/10 Total Participating Libraries 6,791 Countries with Participating Libraries 157 Journals Online 1,371 All Articles 6,729,103 Participating publishers ~750 Total Accesses 594,888,001 Articles Downloaded 74,901,344 Articles Viewed 112,751,906 Searches Performed 168,720,887 Inbound Links from Known Linking Partners (excl. Google) 13,013,904 Inbound Links from Google 157,903,053 Individual MyJSTOR accounts >450,000
Faculty recognize that incorporating books into JSTOR would enhance its value“If JSTOR were to incorporate digital versionsof scholarly books…how much more valuable would that make JSTOR to you?” Books are vital sources for authors represented in JSTOR’s key journals and disciplines Not More Dont Know 6% •Estimate 600,000 citations in Valuable 5% More Valuable JSTOR are to books with strong 72% concentration in humanities and Not Sure 17% social sciences •Journals in JSTOR contain nearly 2 million book reviews •Inclusion in JSTOR will enhance researcher experience by linking cited materials on the same platform
Timeline Summer 2011: Model negotiations » Finding the happy space between presses and libraries November 2011: Final contract » Presses are being asked to start pushing content and metadata to JSTOR a.s.a.p. March 2012: Pre-sales expected to begin » Huge dependency on having supply-chain metadata systems, workflows, and partnerships locked down June 2012: Books @ JSTOR Launches » There is great rejoicing
Basic Offering | Features o Part of existing JSTOR platform, extended to support books Chapter-level access Deep cross-content linking among books, journals, and primary source collections Chapter-level metadata and DOIs MARC records Print On Demand (POD) o Long-term preservation via Portico o Discoverability through JSTOR, library catalogue and systems, search engines, etc.
Anticipated Content at Launch Publishers To Date » 24 publishers participating Boydell & Brewer U. of Minnesota Press » Both frontlist and backlist titles Brookings U. Press of Mississippi available at launch » Up to 2,000 FL titles U. of California Press National Academies Press » Up to 18,000 BL titles U. of Chicago Press U. of North Carolina Press » Will not include certain kinds of Columbia U. Press Pennsylvania State U. Press titles at launch Cornell U. Press Princeton U. Press » Titles with rights restrictions Edinburgh U. Press RAND Corporation » Regional-interest volumes » Pure textbooks Harvard U. Press Russell Sage Foundation » Reference works U. of Illinois Press U. of Texas Press Indiana U. Press U. of Toronto Press McGill-Queen’s U. Press United Nations U. of Michigan Press Yale U. Press
Platform Drivers Immature market » The market hasn’t determined yet what functionality it NEEDS » Because of the pace of change in this market, launch as quickly as possible, then iterate Drive usage » Our primary value, to publishers, libraries and users, all derives from our ability to drive usage to this content.
Platform Features: The Basics • A single aggregated site • Books (frontlist and backlist) and journals (current issues and backfiles) will all be presented together in a seamless interface • Features common across aggregation Common administration Single sign-on Personalization accounts Etc. • Books will be chunked by chapter. • Functionality and UI will be driven both by chapter- and book-level metadata • Chapter PDFs with scanned OCR text in the background to drive search
Common Set of Search Results Journal Articles Book Chapters
What do *we* mean by eBook “eBook” means different things to different people JSTOR is talking about eBooks for research » Optimized for extractive reading » Discovery » Integrated with rest of JSTOR corpus Downloading to device (iPad, Kindle, etc.) is probably NOT the most important thing done with these titles » Relevant chapter discovered via search or TOC/index browse, then either read online or printed out
DOIs We are asking presses to register with CrossRef and provide us with prefix We would LIKE to be able to generate suffixes programmatically (not final yet!) Intend to make DOIs actionable links We will make deposits with CrossRef on behalf of presses
Metadata We’ll manage metadata – publishers will not publish directly to site Metadata will be accepted in ONIX 2.1, ONIX 3.0, or spreadsheet template JSTOR will supervise creation of chapter-level metadata to meet Literatum submission standards » Quality of this metadata will drive functionality and consistency of book chapter displays with journal articles » JSTOR puts a great deal of effort into metadata, which contributes to current journal backfile user happiness Metadata will also be used to feed the fulfillment system
What we’re trying to avoid For many of our partner presses, DOIs for books are new Steal best practices from journals and fit them to book chapters Learning as we go…