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July 28, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Danielle Cooper Speaks at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting

Danielle Cooper will share findings from the religious studies project at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists on July 28, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
June 18, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Christine Wolff at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

Christine Wolff and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on "Understanding Strategically Important Populations: Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of International Graduate Students," at...
June 05, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Leading Innovation: A Seminar for Department Chairs

Department chairs play a critical role in their institutions, helping to make important hiring and budget decisions and increasingly playing a crucial role in innovations around teaching, learning, and technology. Yet, while the department chair is...
May 11, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

The Voice of Library Directors

What kinds of strategies are library leaders pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? What constraints do they recognize as limiting their ability to pursue these strategies? And what investments are they making strategically and...
April 24, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Martin Kurzweil to Deliver Keynote Address on Responsible Use of Student Data

Martin Kurzweil will deliver a keynote address on the "Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era" at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum at the University of Arizona. His talk is scheduled for 8:00 am on Monday, April 24. Registration...
April 13, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Roger Schonfeld Selected to Deliver Bryant Jackson Lecture

On Thursday, April 13, Roger Schonfeld will deliver the Bryant Jackson Lecture at Illinois State University's Milner Library. He will speak on "The Library's Academic Support Role in a Time of Educational Transformation." The Bryant Jackson Lectureship,...
April 04, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Supporting Scholarly Research Practices at Scale in the Humanities

Substantial evidence from many sources shows that digital innovation has led to changing research practices among some humanities faculty, necessitating the creation of new forms of expert consultation and training in technologies. But, which of these...
March 27, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Improving math instruction is key to raising college graduation rates

Each year nearly half of U.S. high school graduates who begin college are forced to take remedial math before they can take college courses for credit. For most, this remediation requirement is unexpected and a substantial barrier to earning a college...
March 24, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

The women who shaped America, in photographs

Unknown; Young women holding a sign which reads, ‘Self Supporting Women.’ Several other women grouped near the banner are holding balls; 1914. This...
March 23, 2017 | JSTOR | News

New JSTOR Resource and Collaboration to Advance Environmental Research

March 23, 2017 - New York, NY - Among the most critical areas of study at academic...
March 20, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Around the web: caveman pointillism, museum jumping jacks, and a vacant-lot colossus

Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.;
March 17, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

“Warhol’s legacy belongs to the world”–an interview with the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Michael Hermann

Artstor has recently made available images of commercial art, canonical works, and thousands of personal Polaroids from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Artstor’s Damian Shand speaks to Michael Hermann, the Foundation’s director of...
March 16, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Addressing the unaddressed: Tuskegee University’s Hidden Audio Collections, 1957-1971

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at the TCA meeting, 1957. Courtesy of the Tuskegee University Archives, P.H. Polk Collection, 2017.
March 13, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Can an Investment in Instruction Improve a College’s Bottom Line?

Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to simultaneously cut costs and improve student learning outcomes. There is a perceived tension between these goals: the conventional wisdom is that increasing instructional quality is not possible...
March 12, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances

On March 12, Martin Kurzweil is speaking on "Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances" at the American Council on Education's Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Interviewed by ACE's Steven Taylor, Kurzweil and Kenneth Furton,...
March 09, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

New ways of seeing Warhol – new collections in the Artstor Digital Library

Michael Hermann, Director of Licensing at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, explains how the Foundation’s collections in the Artstor Digital Library provide a comprehensive view of Warhol’s cultural impact–as well as...
March 09, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Now Available: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts collections

Artstor and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have released more than 35,000* images of Warhol’s work in the Artstor Digital Library in two extensive collections–Warhol’s Oeuvre and the Photographic Legacy Project. This extensive launch...
February 27, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Teaching the principles and elements of design with Artstor (Part 2)

  In our previous post I introduced our new Principles and Elements of Design resource (which you can find in Teaching Resources under Studio Art) and spoke about the elements of design; in this post, we look at the principles. As with the series of...
February 24, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Teaching the principles and elements of design with Artstor (Part 1)

One of the most daunting challenges I faced teaching in a high school art program was developing a common language to articulate the principles and elements of design. Helping students hone those communication skills made critique easier but took a lot...
February 23, 2017 | PORTICO | News

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries Joins Portico

Portico and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) today announced a historic 10-year consortium-wide agreement that brings all CSAL primary member libraries in as Portico participants. By joining Portico, Swiss libraries and the communities...
February 22, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Art Museums

How diverse are America’s art museums? In terms of one measure—employee demographics—not very. A 2014 study, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and undertaken by Ithaka S+R in partnership with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), showed...
February 17, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Convening on the Future of Higher Education Quality Assurance

There is a growing consensus among those who study and work in higher education, and those who make policy for higher education, that the current U.S. system of higher education quality assurance is not working. While recognition of the problem is...
February 15, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Finding Funds to Support Student Access and Success

There is ample evidence that low- and moderate-income students with the talent to earn admission thrive at top institutions when their financial needs are met, and graduate at higher rates than they do at less competitive schools. Yet, most top-...
February 08, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Collaborating to Support Religious Studies Scholars

Today, we are publishing a report that grew out of a new type of collaboration facilitated by Ithaka S+R. As we continue to study the research practices of faculty in particular disciplines, we have developed a model that harnesses the knowledge and...
February 07, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

The Boundless Treasures of The Met: 375,000 public domain images now available through Open Access!

Egyptian, Fragmentary Head of a Queen, 1352-1356 B.C.E. Image provided by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Today’s Open Access initiative by the...
February 06, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Around the web: professional cheese sculptor edition

Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.;
February 04, 2017 | JSTOR | News

Knowledge Unlatched and JSTOR to study usage of Open Access books

Berlin/New York, Feb 6, 2017. Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the Open Access initiative...
February 03, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Artstor Tips for Semester Startup

Jacobello dalle Masegne and Pier Paolo dalle Masegne; Tomb of Giovanni da Legnano; detail of Students Reading; Museo civico, Bologna. © 2006, SCALA,...
February 02, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Strategic Investments of Content Providers

Today’s news that Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO provides the latest opportunity for insight into the remarkable evolution of the largest and most sophisticated academic content providers. From Elsevier and Springer to EBSCO and ProQuest...
January 31, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Dataset for DCLA Diversity Survey Available at the National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture

In 2015, Ithaka S+R partnered with New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs to conduct a survey to measure the demographics of the city’s cultural sector. The report of findings was published in January 2016, and is available on our website....
January 31, 2017 | PORTICO | News

Portico Access Alert: Arbitration Law Reports and Review and BoneKEy Reports now available

Content from the following journals is now available through the Portico archive. Arbitration Law Reports and Review, formerly published by Oxford University Press BoneKEy Reports, formerly published by Springer Nature  The content for the volumes and...
January 28, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Frederic Edwin Church’s The Icebergs and the tragedy of the Arctic Sublime

Frederic Edwin Church, The Icebergs, 1861. Image and original data provided by the Dallas Museum of Art
The search for the Northwest passage, an...
January 25, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Artstor at the ARLIS-NA Conference 2017

ARLIS-NA ConferenceFebruary 5-9New Orleans, LA We look forward to seeing you at one of the many events we have scheduled at this year’s Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference! Check out the list...
January 23, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives on Understanding and Supporting Research Habits

How do various stakeholders in higher education believe that research habits can be best developed and supported?  And how important is the role of the library in developing these skills? Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to share findings on...
January 20, 2017 | JSTOR | News

JSTOR Library Digest - Winter 2017

January 19, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

LYRASIS and its Inclusive Leadership Model

Before being named CEO of LYRASIS, Robert Miller was the General Manager of Digital Libraries at the Internet Archive, where he oversaw the scanning of millions of books in both the United States and in a host of other countries. It is my opinion that...
January 18, 2017 | JSTOR | News

Data Release: 2016-2017 Titles (October - January)

 January 2017 Release Content
January 17, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Help Needed

In November, several colleagues and I met with a group of graduate students in the humanities who were interested in exploring careers outside of academia. Our conversation spanned a number of topics related to these students’ academic and career goals,...
January 12, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Diverging Application, Admission, and Enrollment Trends between Not-For-Profit and For-Profit Institutions

Whether due to the Common Application, improved marketing efforts on the part of colleges and universities, or greater pressure on high school students, there has been a well-documented increase in the number of college applicants and applications,...
January 10, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success

Ithaka S+R's Christine Wolff will join Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Lawrence, EBSCO, for an NFAIS webinar on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Registration for "Information Literacy:...
January 04, 2017 | ARTSTOR | News

Sticky art: the Street Art Graphics collection

Catherine Tedford, the director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University, curates the Street Art Graphics collection, undeniably one of the coolest resources in Shared Shelf Commons. Here she shares the history of street stickers...
January 04, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Future of the Print Record

The Modern Language Association’s Working Group on the Future of the Print Record released its report last month and I urge the library community to consider it carefully and respond. As a member of the working group, I have been impressed with the...