VALA2022 Online Session 3 Lenahan

Publishing and global usage of open content on JSTOR and the understanding of data


Tuesday 14 June 2022, 12:00 – 12:30

John Lenahan
  • Associate Vice President, Published Content
  • Ithaka

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With many models and platforms available to support open and open access publishing, it is important to understand how this content is being used across the globe and to have assurances that the models and access to the content are sustainable for the future. This paper will look at usage data for multiple content types that have been published as open on the JSTOR platform and made available to users across the globe. It will also discuss existing models to support the publishing of open content and how the understanding of data can support future publishing.


John Lenahan has been associated to supporting education over the last 25 years as an educator and in supporting access to electronic resources to libraries. He worked with ProQuest for 10 years prior to coming to JSTOR in 2011. At JSTOR he was responsible for JSTOR’s global outreach efforts until 2019 at which time he move over to managing published content on JSTOR. Recent key initiatives have been working with libraries and publishers in developing sustainable ways to increase the amount of open content published on JSTOR.

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