About Open Community Collections
Open Community Collections unlocks the potential of an institution’s special collections by making them freely available on a platform already known and used by researchers, teaching staff and students.
After a successful pilot scheme with a select number of members, we are collaborating with JSTOR to open up the programme to the wider UK higher education community.
As part of our project with JSTOR to improve the discovery and impact of your digitised collections, we're inviting members to propose their digitised collections for inclusion in the scheme.
How do you get involved?
Taking part is easy - simply let us know if you have any collections of digitised content that you would like to make accessible on the JSTOR platform, as part of Open Community Collections.
All work on ingesting content, delivery processes and ongoing platform support is carried out by JSTOR at no cost to the institution.
If your institution is interested in taking part, please fill out our expression of interest form before 30 November 2020.
You can also join our webinar, Open Community Collections - learn how to get involved on Tuesday 20 October 2020, where Jisc and JSTOR will discuss their plans for the Open Community Collections.
By providing information to the Jisc/JSTOR Open Community Collections project, you agree that you have asked us to process it as described in our standard privacy notice. You may instruct us to stop processing it at any time by emailing Stephen.Brooks@jisc.ac.uk, whereupon we will remove all of your details from the list and cease communicating with you as part of this project. Until then, we’ll use it only to contact you about the delivery of your digitised content on the JSTOR platform, as part of the Open Community Collections project.
As part of the Open Community Collections project, your personal data will be transferred outside the European Economic Area to JSTOR/ITHAKA in the USA. Read the ITHAKA privacy notice.