Announcing the JSTOR Participants’ Meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA. Our meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend as well as individuals from libraries and publishers already participating in JSTOR. Please also plan to stop by the JSTOR | Portico booth # 2649 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from January 15-18, 2010. JSTOR & Portico staff will be available to answer questions about both services.

ALA Midwinter Meeting
JSTOR Participants’ Meeting at ALA Midwinter
Sunday, January 17, 2010
8:00 to 10:00 AM
Seaport Hotel

A full agenda and location details will be available closer to the meeting. Topics will include the Current Scholarship Program, an effort launched by JSTOR and University of California Press earlier this year to make current journals and other content available on JSTOR, and a presentation and discussion of the report, “What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization“, recently completed by Ithaka S+R to provide libraries with a roadmap for moving safely and strategically from print to digital holdings. We ask that you please save this date and welcome you to forward this invitation to your colleagues.

If you have any questions about the meeting or would like to RSVP please send an email to

JSTOR | Portico booth # 2649
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
January 15-18, 2010
JSTOR & Portico staff will be available to answer questions about both services.

Recent Events
We have also held a number of events for JSTOR and Portico participants recently. Video and audio recordings of those events are available online, along with copies of the presentations. We hope you will check out some of the great speakers and talks.

Forum on Next Generation Digital Publishing, Preservation, and Scholarship
Houston, TX
October 27, 2009

The forum focused on initiatives in which ITHAKA, through its services JSTOR and Portico is currently engaged, and highlighted by examples of next generation publishing and preservation efforts happening within the Texas higher education community. Topics included: digital scholarship, metrics of value, digital preservation, and new research tools. Speakers included: Dana Rooks, University of Houston’s Dean of Libraries; Charles Backus, Director of Texas A&M University Press; Holly Mercer, Head of Digital Services and Scholarly Communication of Texas A&M University; Joel Thierstein, Rice University’s Associate Provost for Innovative Scholarly Communication and Executive Director of Connexions; Steven Smith, Associate Dean for Collections and Services at Texas A&M University; and Ron Snyder, JSTOR’s Technology and Research Manager.
Download Meeting Presentations and Listen to Audio

Sustainable Scholarship 2009
New York, NY
September 22-23, 2009

Featured speakers: Daniel Greenstein, Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination at the University of California; Suzanne Thorin, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University; Doug Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press; Donald Waters, Scholarly Communications Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and many others.
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If you have questions about any of these events, or would like to inquire about jointly hosting an event with your institution, consortium, or organization, please contact us at