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Introduction to JSTOR Labs: What We Do & How We Do It

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These are the slides from a talk I gave to the staff of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), introducing them to the work and methods of JSTOR Labs.

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Introduction to JSTOR Labs: What We Do & How We Do It

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO JSTOR LABS WHAT WE DO & HOW WE DO IT @abhumphreys Alex Humphreys, JSTOR Labs American Theological Library Association April 20, 2017
  2. 2. 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. JSTOR is a not-for-profit digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Ithaka S+R is a not-for-profit research and consulting service that helps academic, cultural, and publishing communities thrive in the digital environment. Portico is a not-for-profit preservation service for digital publications, including electronic journals, books, and historical collections. Artstor provides 2+ million high-quality images and digital asset management software to enhance scholarship and teaching.
  3. 3. JSTOR Labs works with partner publishers, libraries and labs to create tools for researchers, teachers and students that are immediately useful – and a little bit magical.
  4. 4. labs.jstor.org/monograph REIMAGINING THE MONOGRAPH
  5. 5. labs.jstor.org/topicgraph TOPICGRAPH Understand at a glance the topics covered in a book. Jump straight to pages about topics you’re researching.
  6. 6. WHITE PAPER Currently released as a draft for comment Describes the project, process & prototype Includes 12 principles to consider when reimagining the monograph labs.jstor.org/monograph
  7. 7. HOW WE DID IT
  8. 8. WORKING RAPIDLY Can we improve the experience and value of long-form scholarship? Aug-Sep: User Research Oct: Workshop Nov: Build Prototype Dec: Release Paper/Prototype
  9. 9. TALKING TO USERS
  10. 10. WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY
  11. 11. A DIVERSE TEAM Biz
  12. 12. A SAFE SPACE TO INNOVATE
  13. 13. ITERATING, ITERATING, ITERATING, ITERATING, ITERA
  14. 14. SOME OTHER PROJECTS I LOVE TO SHOW OFF
  15. 15. www.jstor.org/analyze TEXT ANALYZER Use your own document to search for articles and books.
  16. 16. labs.jstor.org/shakespeare UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly see articles on JSTOR that quote that line.
  17. 17. Thank you Alex Humphreys Director, JSTOR Labs ITHAKA http://labs.jstor.org @abhumphreys alex.humphreys@ithaka.org Further Reading • The Lean Startup, Eric Ries • Business Model Generation & Value Proposition Design, Osterwalder et al. • Marty Cagan’s Blog: svpg.com/articles • Running Lean & Scaling Lean, Ash Maurya • Sprint, Knapp, Zeratsky, & Kowitz
  18. 18. APPENDIX (OPEN IN CASE OF NO INTERNET CONNECTION)

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