Ithaka and JSTOR Announce Merger

On Sunday, January 25, JSTOR and Ithaka issued a release announcing that they would be formally merging with each other. Ithaka was created by JSTOR founder Kevin Guthrie in 2003, and has maintained a close connection with JSTOR over the years. Of the merger, Guthrie says,

“The academic community has invested significantly in the important set of services that we manage and, together, they represent core elements of the networked digital infrastructure needed to support scholarship, research, and teaching. Increasingly we are approached for help on a range of initiatives that seek to leverage this investment and that we think will benefit from stronger coordination across all our areas of expertise and activity. We are very excited about the potential to work with our constituents in even more useful innovative ways through this combination.”

Read the complete release here.

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