Lean Library, a Technology from SAGE company that delivers library services directly into the patron’s workflow, is pleased to announce its collaboration with JSTOR, the not-for-profit digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Together, Lean Library and JSTOR will provide libraries the ability to deliver open access and licensed content on JSTOR to patrons at their point of need, alongside search results on Google or Google Scholar.
The collaboration will begin by integrating JSTOR with the Lean Library browser extension, offering libraries the ability to deploy relevant content from their holdings alongside patron search results. The integration shows patrons relevant search returns from JSTOR, whenever and wherever they start their search, starting with Google and Google Scholar, with the intention to expand to websites such as Wikipedia in the future.
Matt Hayes, Managing Director of Lean Library, said: ‘We are delighted to announce this integration with JSTOR, one of the most heavily used resources by academic library patrons worldwide. It is such an exciting complement to some of our other recent integrations such as library search. Library patrons can now choose to surface results from JSTOR, and their library’s discovery service, directly alongside their preferred search tool, such as Google or Google Scholar. This increases discoverability and use of collections whilst also aiding patron convenience. It’s achievable through new publisher integration capabilities we’ve achieved with Lean Library Futures, and we aim to share more of these integrations as the year progresses.’
Mike Sollars, Senior Web Analyst at ITHAKA, added: ‘Expanding access to knowledge is what we are all about, so we’re thrilled to have open access and licensed content on JSTOR available to people as they search Google Scholar and Google. The Lean Library chrome extension is a new, exciting way for us to increase access to patrons of libraries who adopt it and directly to users who download the free version.’
The JSTOR/Lean Library integration is available now as part of Lean Library Futures. To find out more visit leanlibrary.com/JSTOR/ or contact your Lean Library representative.
Figure 1: JSTOR search embedded on Google
Lean Library, a Technology from SAGE company, provides software solutions to the library community, bringing the power of the library into the patron’s workflow, wherever they may be. Its mission is to help redefine, enable and amplify the power of the academic library in order to advance student learning and researcher impact. Lean Library’s core solution is a browser extension which streamlines access to academic resources and content at the point of need. Over 100 libraries use this solution from universities all over the world including Harvard, NTU and Cambridge.
JSTOR, part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Artstor, Ithaka S+R, and Portico, is a research and teaching platform that provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. They collaborate with the academic community to help libraries connect students and faculty to vital content while lowering costs and increasing shelf space.