Books at JSTOR: Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) or Title-by-title & Subject Collection Agreement 2020-2023

  • Start: 1 Jun 2020
    Expiry: 31 May 2023
  • Description:

    Books at JSTOR is an initiative to give institutions access to scholarly e-books with assured perpetual access through JSTOR, one of the most well-known and widely used scholarly resources in the world. Over 100,000 front and backlist titles are currently offered through the program by over 275 publishers from 43 countries, including university presses, scholarly associations and public policy organisations. This entry provides perpetual access via a PDA or by title-by-title/subject collection.

Product overview

Books at JSTOR is an initiative to give institutions access to scholarly e-books with assured perpetual access through JSTOR, one of the most well-known and widely used scholarly resources in the world. Over 100,000 front and backlist titles are currently offered through the program by over 275 publishers from 43 countries, including university presses, scholarly associations and public policy organisations.

Books at JSTOR are available through title-by-title selection and Demand-Driven Acquisition. Academic libraries may also place orders of JSTOR ebooks through an ordering platform such as EBSCO’s GOBI Library Solutions, or ProQuest’s Rialto or OASIS.

All books on JSTOR are, without exception:

  • Unlimited user
  • DRM free
  • Perpetual access (upon purchase)
  • Discoverable on the JSTOR platform alongside journals
  • Compliant with AA rating WCAG and Section 508 accessibility standards
  • Downloadable by chapter (unlimited downloads)
  • Available with tiered discounts for larger purchases

Title by Title/Subject Collections

Institutions can build a collection by selecting individual titles for perpetual DRM free access from JSTOR's full title list. Additionally, libraries can place title-by-title firm orders, receive new JSTOR title notifications, or have titles automatically delivered on JSTOR through ordering platforms such as GOBI, Rialto or OASIS.

Licence Fees: While JSTOR offers tiered savings of up to 25% on every book, based on an institution's size and JSTOR Archive Collection participation, through the present Agreement, all Jisc member institutions will be granted a base consortium savings of 25% on the publishers' list pricing.

Added savings are also available based on the volume of titles included in a single order. Limited-time special offers may also be made through the duration of this Agreement.  In addition, annual platform fees shall be waived in perpetuity for Jisc members ordering ebooks during the duration of this agreement.

Please contact participation@jstor.org for more information about the savings available to your institution for title-by-title purchases.

Fee cap/increase per annum: Titles in the Books at JSTOR program are subject to price increases twice yearly, 1 January and 1 July. Price increases are set by the individual publishers.

Currency: USD

Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA)

In the DDA model, acquisitions are determined by patron usage, so your library will never pay for an e-book that will go unused. Here's how it works:

  • You will build a corpus of titles to make available to users at your institution, which is fully customisable to suit your collection development requirements. Define a profile based on such parameters as publisher, discipline, publication date, or maximum price. You may also provide a static title list to form the DDA corpus.
  • These titles appear in search results and may be viewed and downloaded the same way as e-books acquired through firm orders.
  • When usage of a title reaches a certain threshold, (currently set at 7 Item Requests as defined by COUNTER 5) a purchase is triggered and the institution's deposit account is debited the price of the title. Once a title is triggered, the library will have perpetual access to the e-book on JSTOR.
  • All usage below the trigger is free.

Licence Fees: The deposit amount to participate in DDA is set by the institution. Minimum deposit amount is 2,500 USD. There is no maximum. JSTOR has developed a model to predict DDA usage and costs for libraries based on the results of other participants in the Books at JSTOR program. Please let your JSTOR representative know if you're interested in such an analysis for your institution.

Special offer for 2020: For new and returning DDA participants, a 50% saving will be applied to all DDA purchases at all HE/FE Jisc institutions. This offer will remain in effect until 31 December 2020.

Additional limited-time special offers may also be made through the duration of this Agreement.

In addition, the annual platform fee shall be waived for Jisc members during the Agreement term.

Please contact participation@jstor.org for more information about the savings available to your institution for title-by-title purchases.

Fee cap/increase per annum: Titles in the Books at JSTOR program are subject to price increases twice yearly, 1 January and 1 July. Price increases are set by individual publishers.

Please contact JSTOR for more information about setting up a DDA account with Books at JSTOR. JSTOR have developed a model to predict DDA usage and costs for libraries based on the results of other participants in the Books at JSTOR programme. Please let your JSTOR representative know if you're interested in analysis for your institution.

Evidence Based Acquisition

Although not currently offered via Jisc we continue to work with JSTOR to make this a possibility for the future. If your institution is interested in participating in JSTOR's EBA programme please contact participation@ithaka.org to review your options.

Update Type

Weekly

Update Notes

Information not available.

Accessibility

JSTOR accessibility page

What is the maximum font size and does text re-flow when you enlarge the font?
There is no maximum font size. Text re-flows when you enlarge the font.

Can a user change background/foreground colours or contrasts? How?
JSTOR does not currently support this feature.

Are there keyboard-only equivalents for all mouse actions? Where could I find a list? Are there short cut keys to reduce tabbing round links?
There are keyboard equivalents for all mouse actions. A user is able to tab through the site and access articles via links. A 'Skip to Main Content' link at the top of the page takes users directly to the book, article or meat of the page.

Is text marked up so it can be navigated in a meaningful way (for example by heading level)?
JSTOR uses semantic markup to add meaning to every page. These navigation points are consistent across the site.

Can text be selected and read by text-to-speech tools?
A substantial portion of the articles, books and pamphlets are represented by page scans. Pdfs are the central means by which this content is available in screen readable text. Some pdfs are easily accessible by screen readers (or converted into readable files by JSTOR's Support team) but some are inaccessible. The quality of pdfs varies depending on the age and OCR quality of the source document. Inaccessible pdfs can be made accessible by the support team and are available to anyone who requests them.

Are text descriptions available for all relevant graphics and images?
Yes.

Where can I find guidance for all these features?
The publishers current VPAT ands WCAG 2.0 checklist can be found here: http://support.jstor.org/accessibility.

Authentication

Authentication via IPs and/or institutional log in.

Full text linking

Stable URLs for each title. Chapters linked on title pages.

Marc records

MARC records are provided free of charge via OCLC. Librarians are directed to complete an online form to receive MARC records.

As additional titles are added to the DDA profile, OCLC sends notifications that new files are ready to be downloaded. These files only contain MARC records the institution hasn't already received, not the complete set of holdings.

Additional details about free OCLC record supply for Books at JSTOR are available.

Sample records from OCLC

Metadata standards

Serials Solutions, Ex Libris, Ebsco, OCLC.

Post search options

View Table of Contents on platform, view chapter on platform or download chapter pdf.

Search options

Basic and advanced. Can limit by type "Books" in advanced.

Usage statistics

COUNTER Reports: Book Reports 2, 3, and 4 (BR2, BR3, BR4), are available through your MyJSTOR administrator account. Custom DDA usage report to reflect acquisitions, chapter views, and chapter downloads are also available.

Institutions receive a report listing all the titles that have been triggered for purchase to date, as well as the remaining balance on the deposit account each month.

Login information

http://www.jstor.org

Administrative support

support@jstor.org

Product documentation

Available through http://about.jstor.org/whats-in-jstor/books/.

Subscription help

help.digitalresources@jisc.ac.uk

Technical support

support@jstor.org

Training materials

Available through http://about.jstor.org/whats-in-jstor/books/.

User support

support@jstor.org