With the Data Harmony Users Group Meeting in full swing, today started the case studies. Personally, I find these the most interesting because it is a real life application of all the technology, including the hurdles and bumps along the way.

For example, JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. The JSTOR Sustainability Collection, which will launch this year, is composed of journals, reports, and working papers selected in consultation with scholars, policy researchers, and subject librarians.

Ron Snyder, ITHAKA Labs Director of Research and Development, and Sharon Garewal, Senior Metadata Librarian, shared the process of how the JSTOR Thesaurus (JTHES) was applied as part of the intelligence layer for the Sustainability collection prototype.

Melody K. Smith

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