Forum can help scholars find your collections
We’ve kept the required data to a minimum, but the more information you can share, the more likely it will be that the widest possible audience can find objects from your collection.
On this page:
- Identifier - an ID for the object that a scholar can use to ISSN, ISBN, DOI, OCLC
number, a local identifier, etc.
Strongly recommended fields
- Resource Broad Type - used to enable JSTOR faceting by broad content types, e.g.
Books, Articles, Documents, Image, Audiovisual.
- Source - name of the institution that provided the source/digitized content
- Title - title of the item being described.
- License - terms under which the digital object may be used by others. Recommended
best practice is to use a controlled statement from CreativeCommons.org.
- Rights - copyright status of the digital object. Recommended best practice is to use a
controlled statement from RightsStatements.org.
The more detailed information you are able to provide, the easier it will be for users to search for and discover your content.
- Structural - how your objects are organized
- E.g. Volume, Issue, Text Directionality, Series, Container, Compilation
- Descriptive - used for discovery and search
- E.g. Description, Abstract, Subjects, Dates, Locations, and Custom Fields
Why better data matters
Your data powers search, browse, and discovery on JSTOR. When calculating relevance and ranking results in response to user searches, we use selections of data coming directly from the information you provide. We also use structural data to organize users’ browse experience. And rights status is an increasingly important filter for users looking for content they can re-use.