What's in this article:
- About Provider Designation Statement Logo Files and Requirements
- How to Submit Custom Branding Requests
- Logo Accessibility
About Provider Designation Statement Logo Files and Requirements
Librarians and JSTOR Admins have the option to brand the JSTOR experience for users. One option for this is our provider designation statement which displays at the top of the screen when a user is logged into the subscriber account.
The statement reads:
"Access provided by [your university, school, or library name]"
You may indicate to JSTOR Support what you would like to display here, whether it is a donating organization that has made JSTOR access possible or your university’s name with a link to your library website. If no logo or link is available, your institution's name will appear in the provider designation top bar. You can also add a logo in the two different styles below.
How to Submit Custom Branding Requests
To add logo files to your provider designation statement:
- Preferred formats include .png, .jpg, or .gif.
- When submitting one of these file formats, we request you also submit a second image that is sized at twice the original. For example, a graphic sized at 900px by 80px. This graphic should be supplied with a “file name@2x” to distinguish between sizes.
- Vector file formats .ai, .eps, .svg, .pdf are acceptable and can be included with submissions.
- Graphic measurement are specific and outlined in each option below.
Provider Designation Top Bar Banner Requirements:
This option is a logo that stays in place at the top of the page in lieu of your institution's name in text. This PDS graphic must be sized to fit within a 450px (max width) by 40px (max height) area.
Dropdown Graphic Requirements:
This option includes the name of your institution followed by a drop down arrow revealing a graphic. This PDS graphic must be sized to fit within a 215px (max width) by 110px (max height) area.
To submit a request for a customized provider designation statement, please contact support with the following:
- The image as an attached file or image URL
- Your institution Name
- The URL users will be taken to when they click on your link
- Your link text (example: Sample University Library)
- Which option you prefer (dropdown or banner)
At this time, these are the main ways of branding your users' experiences on JSTOR. Please take a look at our PDS branding documentation for more details.
You can also brand the JSTOR experience by implementing a link resolver. This offers you the ability to use a specialized link text for OpenURL links available to your users. If you would like to change or update what we currently have on file for your institution, please contact us for assistance.
Alt text is automatically provided for your logo. JSTOR's website is set up to pull your account name from our records and pull into the website's code for accessibility purposes.
When testing this feature with a screen reader using the Top Bar Banner option, your provider designation statement would sound something like: "Your access provided by logo for X University.”
If you are concerned about accessibility, the Drop-Gown Graphic option may be even more helpful as it would read "Your access provided by X University" followed by a dropdown option and then "Logo for X University."