Two easy ways to migrate your collections with JSTOR Forum

Time to move your collections from a legacy system? JSTOR Forum is the ideal solution, a user-friendly software that allows you to manage, catalog, and distribute your institution’s collections and projects and make them available for teaching and research. Forum makes the migration process simple for all collection sizes, whether on your own or using our Professional Services option.

Do it yourself (with a little help)

Forum’s user-friendly functionality means that the migration process can be learned and implemented quickly and easily. JSTOR Forum supports the procedure with:

Metadata transfer: Import Excel spreadsheets to create new records in bulk

Media file sync: Include your media filenames in your Excel imports to effortlessly upload and sync the corresponding files with the data

Bulk cataloging: Set a master record and apply to all or catalog multiple records simultaneously to save time and harmonize your data

Support: All new Forum participants qualify for 8 hours of implementation consultation within their first year. You can use this time to plan your migration, set up your project, and learn everything you need to handle it yourself

We do it for you: JSTOR Forum Professional Services

Busy? Let us carry out your migration for you. We will work with you to identify the scope of the work, estimate cost and time, and build a step-by-step plan. Our services include:

  • Project discussion and set up
  • Vocabulary matching
  • Mapping legacy fields
  • Updating local list values
  • Formatting, loading, and importing legacy data
  • Loading and publishing images

To find the migration model that best suits you or set up a trial, contact us at participation@jstor.org. Read more about JSTOR Forum at artstor.org/jstorforum.