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November 01, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Collaborative Libraries’ Assessment Across a Multi-Campus College

At the Library Assessment Conference, Nancy Fried Foster, joined by Montgomery College's Tanner Wray and Cynthia Pfanstiehl, will talk about a multi-year, multi-campus assessment project that Montgomery College undertook with Ithaka S+R. Details: Library...
November 01, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Ithaka S+R’s Local Surveys and Research Support Services

At the Library Assessment Conference, Christine Wolff and Danielle Cooper will be joined by several library partners to discuss the impact of two Ithaka S+R initiatives: Research Support Services and Local Surveys. These presentations will take place at...
August 10, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Ithaka S+R at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference

As Ithaka S+R continues our research into issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within cultural organizations, we are excited to attend the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC). Co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of...
July 20, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Ithaka S+R Welcomes Catharine Bond Hill

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share the news announced today that Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill will be the new Managing Director of Ithaka S+R. Cappy, who has served as president of Vassar College for the past decade, is a passionate believer in high-...
Jul.20.2016 | ITHAKA | News

Vassar President Catharine Bond Hill to Lead Ithaka S+R

July 20, 2016 – New York, NY – ITHAKA, the not-for-profit leader in advancing and preserving knowledge and improving education worldwide, announced today that Vassar College President Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill will join the organization as Managing...
July 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Does Financial Aid Help Those Who Need it Most?

As tuition and fees at public and private not-for-profit four-year institutions continue to rise, so does the role of financial assistance, particularly for low- and moderate-income students. Yet, recent reports show that the distribution of financial...
July 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

International Advances in Digital Scholarship

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Jisc/CNI conference in Oxford, England, and share findings from our recent studies of academics in the US and in the UK. The conference focused on current issues and innovations in digital scholarship and...
July 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Libraries’ Role in Global Education

Nearly any conversation about higher education includes the need for global engagement. Some universities have addressed this by building international campuses; others have recruited heavily to bring international students to their American campuses....
July 13, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Protolib Project at the University of Cambridge, Part 2

In my last blog post I wrote about the final report on the Protolib Project, which the Cambridge University Library released in April.[1] The Protolib Project, part of the Futurelib initiative at the University of Cambridge, was led by Sue Mehrer, Deputy...
July 06, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Christine Wolff at the Jisc and CNI Conference 2016

Jisc and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are bringing together leading experts from the US, UK, and Europe to explore current issues and innovations in digital scholarship and facilitate a rich international exchange on leading practice and...
July 05, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Protolib Project at the University of Cambridge, Part 1

Cambridge University Library has released a wonderful report about the Protolib Project, an effort, its title states, at “researching and reimagining library environments at the University of Cambridge.”[1] Protolib is one of several projects by an...
July 05, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Prepare to Travel: Across the U.S., Access to High-Completion-Rate Colleges Uneven

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently published a report on “education deserts” that identified the geographical areas in the United States where there is limited access to higher education institutions. Across the country, the authors...
July 05, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Prepare to Travel: Across the U.S. Access to High-Completion-Rate Colleges Uneven

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently published a report on “education deserts” that identified the geographical areas in the United States where there is limited access to higher education institutions. Across the country, the authors...
June 28, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

With Support of Third Parties, Aiming for Impact in Diversity Research

Over the past two years, Ithaka S+R has had the opportunity to conduct several projects that study issues of equity, inclusion, and especially representative diversity, in the cultural and academic sectors. A recent piece in the Chronicle of Higher...
June 27, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

What Do Airbnb, Uber, and Some Higher Ed Innovations Really Have in Common?

“Airbnb for higher ed” and “Uber for higher ed” have become recurring buzz phrases in the higher education world. A piece on the topic that recently caught my attention describes ALEX, a platform developed by Harvard University students that connects...
June 26, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Academic Libraries: An ALA Open Session

Join Ithaka S+R on Sunday, June 26, from 3-4:00 pm, at ALA in Orlando and contribute your ideas to our latest research project. We have recently embarked on a study, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to map staff diversity within academic...
June 26, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

What Did We Learn From the Latest Round of the US and UK Faculty Surveys?

Join us at ALA in Orlando on Sunday, June 26, from 10-11:00 am to learn about Ithaka S+R's US and UK Faculty Surveys. Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey has tracked attitudes and behaviors of faculty members in US higher education institutions in response to...
June 21, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Humanists and the Transition from Print to Electronic

In the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015, which provides a periodic snapshot of faculty members’ practices and perceptions related to scholarly communications and information usage, we found that humanist respondents differed from those in other...
June 20, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Impact of Open Access Mandates

What makes the 2015 Ithaka S+R Jisc RLUK survey of UK academics so interesting is its timing. The last survey was 2012, the year of the Finch report on open access. The latest survey took place in 2015, the year the Higher Education Funding Council of...
June 18, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Danielle Cooper at ATLA’s Annual Conference

Danielle Cooper will speak on "Investigating the Needs of Scholars: A Multi-Institutional Collaborative Approach," at the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference on June 17, in Long Beach, California. Ithaka S+R, in partnership...
June 17, 2016 | ITHAKA | Event

Join us at the Ann Arbor SPARK A2 Tech Trek

ITHAKA is participating in Ann Arbor’s local A2 Tech Trek 2016.  This event showcases technology organizations in the downtown Ann Arbor area.  Students, professionals, families and job seekers get to “trek” to our office, tour our workspaces and talk...
June 17, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Whioce Publishing to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Whioce Publishing will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd. was established in Singapore in 2014, with a global outlook. The core business of the company focuses on...
June 17, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Societat Catalana de Salut Laboralto Preserve e-journals with Portico

Societat Catalana de Salut Laboral will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Societat Catalana de Salut Laboral is a nonprofit scientific professional society, founded in 2014 as a result of...
June 17, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Caister Academic Press to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Caister Academic Press will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Caister Academic Press is a leading specialist publisher in microbiology and molecular biology with a focus on current research...
June 16, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Looking at the Barriers to Access and Discovery in the Corporate Sector

Over the past year, I have developed a bit of a reputation in the publisher and publishing technology communities as the user experience “rabble-rouser.” By focusing on my own personal experience as a researcher, I have been able to call attention to the...
June 15, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Reacting to Reacting to the Past

Last week, I had an opportunity to visit a few sessions at the Reacting to the Past conference held on the Barnard campus. Faculty from many different disciplines gathered to rehearse the games they have developed to engage their students in past events...
June 15, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Exploring the Research Practices of Academics in the UK

Today, Ithaka S+R is releasing the UK Survey of Academics, with our partners Jisc and RLUK. Fielded in autumn 2015, this is the second cycle of this project and therefore the first opportunity to examine trends over time. It uses a large-scale sample of...
June 15, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Ithaka S+R Co-Hosts Asilomar II

Ithaka S+R and Stanford University are co-hosting "Asilomar II: Student Data and Records in the Digital Era." This convening assembles a small group of academic leaders to consider how data describing adult students might be managed in ways that enable...
June 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

On Archives Users Present and Future

It was perhaps unsurprising that the 2016 annual Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) conference was themed “‘Futur Proche’: Archives and Innovation.” “Futur proche,” refers to the future tense in French and is also arguably the primary orientation...
June 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Perfect Demographic Storm

This month, some 3.3 million teenagers will graduate from American high schools. If recent history is any guide, around 65 percent of them will go directly on to college this fall. While many more campuses are being filled with nontraditional students—...
June 11, 2016 | JSTOR | Event

Taxonomy Café

Jabin White of JSTOR will be speaking at the Taxonomy Cafe this June.
June 09, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Optimizing for the Adult Learner

Roughly 70 percent of today’s college students are “nontraditional students,” meaning that they are over the age of 24, commute to campus, work part or full-time, are financially independent, or have children. Some enter college with only a GED, while...
June 07, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Portico Publishers in 2016

Below is the full list of small publishers (publishers with ten or fewer journals) that have become Portico participants so far, since the beginning of 2016. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology (...
June 06, 2016 | JSTOR | News

Books at JSTOR Publishers Preserving Ebooks with Portico

Portico preserves ebooks from more than 70 university presses as well as independent not-for-profit organizations that are in the Books at JSTOR program. Below is the full list of Books at JSTOR publishers participating in Portico: American Schools of...
June 04, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Danielle Cooper at the Association of Canadian Archivists Conference

Danielle Cooper will present on the "User Access: Research & Innovation" panel at the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists on June 3 in Montreal. Cooper will share information about the Research Support Services project on...
June 03, 2016 | PORTICO | News

European Scientific Institute to Preserve e-journals with Portico

European Scientific Institute (ESI) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. ESI publishes several peer reviewed journals, among which is one of the largest interdisciplinary journals in...
June 03, 2016 | PORTICO | News

SBRA to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Sociedade Brasileira de Reprodução Assistida (SBRA) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. SBRA is a scientific program focusing on major advances and current international reproductive...
June 03, 2016 | PORTICO | News

RCVS Knowledge to Preserve e-journals with Portico

RCVS Knowledge will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. RCVS Knowledge is the independent charity associated with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Their ambition is to become...
June 02, 2016 | JSTOR | Event

Society for Scholarly Publishing

Concurrent 2B: Previews Session: New and Noteworthy Product Presentations
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May 31, 2016 | JSTOR | News

Books at JSTOR Partners with the Theological Book Network

The Theological Book Network and JSTOR are pleased to announce an innovative...
May 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

American Mathematical Society now preserving eBooks with Portico

The American Mathematical Society (AMS), one of the first publishers to participate in Portico’s eJournal preservation service, is now also preserving its eBook Collections in Portico. The AMS was founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and...
May 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

IMED Research Publications preserving e-journals in the Portico archive

IMED Research Publications is preserving its three journals in the Portico archive, ensuring their future accessibility by researchers and students. IMED is an Open Access Publishers in the field of medical and health sciences. The publisher has...
May 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Academy of Science of South Africa preserving e-journals with Portico

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF) is preserving more than 60 Open Access journals from The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) South Africa with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. SciELO SA is...
May 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

International Information and Engineering Technology Association to Preserve e-journals with Portico

International Information and Engineering Technology Association (IIETA) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. International Information and Engineering Technology Association (IIETA) is a...
May 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Lifescience Global to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Lifescience Global will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Lifescience Global Canada Inc. offers peer-reviewed research journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. With an...
May 25, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Farmers and Musicians

A few years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a farmer about a study I was then conducting on academic research practices. "That’s interesting about academics," she said, "but what about how farmers do research?" This was a very special farmer...
May 24, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Higher Creducation

It is that time of year when higher education recognizes accomplishment through the awarding of degrees and commencement celebrations. That has me thinking about what it means to be educated and/or to earn a credential. Earlier this year, Ithaka S+R...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

The Winnower to Preserve e-journals with Portico

The Winnower will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. The Winnower is a publishing platform that provides traditional scholarly publishing tools (DOI, typesetting, and archival) to...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation (JIRSF) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. David Faroo, Director of Communications, said, “The Joint Implant Surgery & Research...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Infomedic International S.A. to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Infomedic International S.A. will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Infomedic International S.A. was founded in 2006 and started by providing computational solutions and services to the...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

International Association of Online Engineering to Preserve e-journals with Portico

International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. The International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) is an international non-profit...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology to Preserve e-journals with Portico

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) will preserve their e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

SciPress to Preserve e-journals with Portico

SciPress will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. SciPress is a scientific publishing house located in Switzerland, near Zurich, with a strong focus on theoretical and applied physical...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

The Institute for Business and Finance Research to Preserve e-journals with Portico

The Institute for Business and Finance Research (IBFR) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. IBFR was established to promote the study of business, finance, and related issues. IBFR also...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Tobacco Regulatory Science Group to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Tobacco Regulatory Science Group will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Tobacco Regulatory Science is a rigorously peer-reviewed online scientific journal for the dissemination of research...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Paris Scholar Publishing to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Paris Scholar Publishing (Health and Behavior Policy Review) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Paris Scholar Publishing (HBPR) is a rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly publication that...
May 20, 2016 | PORTICO | News

PNG Publications to Preserve e-journals with Portico

PNG Publications (The American Journal of Health Behavior) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. PNG Publications (AJHB) seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary...
May 18, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

A “How To” Guide to Effective Transfer Pathways

While a large majority of community college students aspire to a bachelor’s degree, only 14 percent will earn one within six years. But that deeply disappointing overall statistic hides a lot of variation: in some contexts, the pathway through two-year...
May 18, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Will Easing the Financial Burden of Dual Enrollment Improve College Outcomes for Low-Income Students?

As I’ve noted previously, the percentage of low-income (family income in the bottom 20 percent) high school graduates that have enrolled in two- and four-year institutions declined from 55.9 percent in 2008 to 45.5 percent in 2013. Studies examining dual...
May 17, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Avestia Publishing to Preserve e-Journals With Portico

Avestia Publishing will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available in the future. Avestia Publishing is a fast growing academic publication platform. All Avestia publications adopt an open access model, are peer-...
May 17, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The New Transcript and Predictive Analytics

As interest in alignment between education and industry increases, higher education institutions are looking for new ways to signal their students’ industry-relevant skills and experiences to employers in ways that are meaningful and practical. A...
May 16, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within Academic Libraries

Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are vital issues for society in the United States and beyond. National policy discussions have catalyzed concerns that our higher education institutions are not providing the leadership on these issues that we would...
May 13, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Exact Editions to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Exact Editions will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Exact Editions turns books and periodicals into dynamic, user friendly digital editions with extensive archives. We specialise in...
May 13, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

How Should Higher Education be Regulated?

For much of the 20th Century, the government relied on a command-and-control form of regulation in their oversight of organizations across many sectors. In other words, the government mandated that these regulated entities undertake specific activities...
May 05 - 06, 2016 | ITHAKA | Event

ITHAKA is Attending Agile & Beyond

ITHAKA will be exhibiting at Agile & Beyond, the premier annual Agile software development conference in the Great Lakes region.  Register here to attend. ITHAKA representatives will be available to talk about exciting tech careers at ITHAKA!
May 05, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Announcing the Public Health Project

Many libraries have special expertise in particular disciplines, and they build services and collections to support researchers in those fields. But as research practices evolve, are libraries addressing the changing needs of their users? Ithaka S+R’s...
May 03, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Younger Faculty Members Embracing Transition to Electronic Format

In the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015, which provides a periodic snapshot of  faculty members’ practices and perceptions related to scholarly communications and information usage, we found that there did not appear to be a trend towards a format...
May 03, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Taking a Closer Look at Diversity in New York City’s Dance Community

Since the release of “Diversity in the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Community" in January, there have been some continued efforts to further understand the survey findings and make them actionable. In March, the Theater Subdistrict...
April 29, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Global Preservation Effort Portico Tops One Billion Files

April 29, 2016, Princeton, NJ—Libraries around the world are moving rapidly to holding digital collections, but will all those bits and bytes be here in the future? ITHAKA, a not-for-profit leader in developing new solutions to advance and preserve...
April 28, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Increasing Retention Across the Spectrum

For the past twenty years, Florida State University (FSU) has focused relentlessly on retaining and supporting every student it enrolls. Its efforts have yielded one of the largest increases in six-year graduation rates in the nation—nearly 16 percentage...
April 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

International Peatland Society to Preserve e-journals with Portico

International Peatland Society (IPS) is an organization of corporate and individual members dedicated to the responsible management and Wise Use of peatlands and peat. Via its Commissions and National Committees, IPS regularly organizes conferences,...
April 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

EU European Publishing to Preserve e-journals with Portico

EU European Publishing is an open access publisher that serves public health. A small publishing firm housed within the Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C), EU’s articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon...
April 27, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Weddell Publishing to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Weddell Publishing publishes the independent peer-reviewed Learning for Democracy: An International Journal of Thought and Practice. For more information, please visit the publisher’s page on the Portico website.
April 26, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Investigating the Needs of Agriculture Scholars

Ithaka S+R, in partnership with the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) and 19 libraries in the US, is examining the research activities of agriculture scholars. During spring semester 2016, the participating libraries assembled...
April 26, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Notes from the CRL Collections Forum

The Center for Research Libraries’ spring forum, @Risk: Stewardship, Due Diligence, and the Future of Print, sought to remind librarians of the stewardship responsibilities we bear for preserving library collections and transferring them safely to the...
April 22, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Barataria. Revista Castellano-Manchega to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Barataria. Revista Castellano-Manchega will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Barataria. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias Sociales came out for the first time in January 1998. The...
April 22, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Christine Wolff at the Texas Library Association Conference

Christine Wolff will present on "Using the Ithaka S+R Local Surveys to Understand Your Users" at the the 2016 Texas Library Association Conference in Houston. Christine will be joined by Debra Kolah of Rice University and Posie Aagaard of the University...
April 21, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Separating Fact from Fiction in Higher Education

Join Ithaka S+R in Washington DC on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am for a panel discussion, "Separating Fact from Fiction in Higher Education." Registration for this free event is now open. Higher education has emerged as a national issue amid...
April 21, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Roger Schonfeld at Allen Press’s Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar

Roger Schonfeld will deliver the keynote address at Allen Press's Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar in Washington DC on April 21. Schonfeld will talk on "Adaption—The Changing Nature of Libraries." Abstract: Sometimes survival means being...
April 20, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Responsible Use of Student Data

For several months, my colleagues and I at Ithaka S+R have been working with Mitchell Stevens, a professor at Stanford, on a project addressing the uses, challenges and opportunities for colleges and universities undertaking new forms of research,...
April 17, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Martin Kurzweil at Stanford’s Learning Summit 2016

Martin Kurzweil will speak on "Responsible Use of Student Data for Individual and Organizational Improvement" as part of a panel discussion at Stanford's Learning Summit 2016. Data describing college students are now more ubiquitous, and potentially more...
April 15, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Deanna Marcum Delivers Keynote Address at the CRL Collections Forum

Deanna Marcum will deliver a keynote address on "Due Diligence and Stewardship in a Time of Change and Uncertainty" at the CRL Collections Forum on Thursday, April 14, at 1:15 pm. The forum, "@Risk: Stewardship, Due Diligence, and the Future of Print"...
April 13, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Teaching the US Faculty Survey

The new faculty survey report has arrived! As an LIS faculty member teaching in the areas of Academic Libraries and Sources and Services in the Humanities and Social Sciences, I couldn’t be more excited. Over the past several iterations, I have found the...
April 13, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Higher Education

Rutgers University is marking its 250th anniversary this year with, among other activities, a series of lectures on the future of higher education. Opening the series on April 7, William G. Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton University and president...
April 11, 2016 | JSTOR | Event

UKSG 2016 Annual Conference

JSTOR's Alex Humphreys and Kate Wittenberg of Portico will be speaking during breakout...
April 11, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Using Lessons Learned from University Partnerships to Enhance the US Faculty Survey 2015

Since 2000, Ithaka S+R has run the US Faculty Survey, which tracks the evolution of faculty members’ research and teaching practices against the backdrop of increasing digital resources and other systemic changes in higher education on a triennial basis...
April 08, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Deanna Marcum & Richard Spies at the Teagle Foundation’s Hybrid Learning Convening

Deanna Marcum and Richard Spies will present on "Online Teaching and Learning Initiatives: Lessons Learned" at the Teagle Foundation's Hybrid Learning & the Residential Liberal Arts Experience Convening on Thursday, April 7, in New York City. Marcum...
April 07, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Tools for Designing Learning Spaces

The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit, produced through the collaboration of SCHOMS, AUDE and UCISA,[1] provides a robust set of tools for designing learning spaces for the 21st century and a conceptual framework for approaching design...
April 06, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Roger Schonfeld at ER&L Conference

Roger Schonfeld is on the "Researching Researchers: Developing Evidence-Based Strategy for Improved Discovery and Access" panel at the 11th Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference in Austin, Texas. Leading libraries, publishers, and...
April 05, 2016 | JSTOR | News

In March, JSTOR Celebrated Women's History Month

Last month, JSTOR celebrated Women's History Month by highlighting the below resources...
April 05, 2016 | PORTICO | News

ILIRIA College to preserve e-articles with Portico

ILIRIA College will preserve e-articles with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. ILIRIA College is a private provider of higher education in Kosovo that publishes scholarly articles in the field of Social Sciences...
April 04, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Presentation on the Key Findings of US Faculty Survey 2015 at CNI Spring Meeting

Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey has tracked attitudes and behaviors of faculty members in US higher education institutions in response to technological and environmental change on a triennial basis since 2000. The Faculty Survey has helped the community...
April 04, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Tracking Trends in Faculty Research, Publishing, and Teaching

This morning we published the US Faculty Survey 2015. We have been running this survey on a triennial basis since 2000 to examine the attitudes and behaviors of scholars at four-year colleges and universities across the United States. The survey provides...
April 04, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Trends in College Net Price for Low-Income Students

Last week, New America’s Stephen Burd published a report showing that low-income students who receive Pell grants still face a substantial financial burden to attend college, especially at private not-for-profit institutions. Looking at the average net...
April 03, 2016 | JSTOR | Event

American Conference on Irish Studies

Anne Ray of JSTOR will be participating in a round table, Irish Collections In The...
Apr.01.2016 | ITHAKA | News

Piotr Adamczyk to Lead Image and Museum Relationships for ITHAKA

April 1, 2016 – New York, NY – ITHAKA, the not-for-profit leader in advancing and preserving knowledge worldwide, announced that Piotr Adamczyk will join the organization as Director of Image Content and Museum Partnerships.    Adamczyk will lead ITHAKA’...
March 30, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Yes, Higher Education Has Changed More Than We Think

At the recent annual meeting of the American Council on Education, I was asked to moderate a panel on the future of higher education. In preparing for the session, I read a myriad of reports and news articles about how slow higher education is to change...
March 29, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Library as Distraction Barricade

We often think of the library as a service, space, and resource provider but could there be value in the library serving as a withholder? The recent report by Cornell University librarians, published by Ithaka S+R, “A Day in the Life of a (Serious)...
March 28, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

What’s Different about Digital Leadership?

Is leadership for a digital organization any different than any other kind of leadership? I think so, and that is the topic I chose to address when the National Federation of Advanced Information Systems (NFAIS) named me the 2016 Miles Conrad Memorial...
March 24, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Moving Beyond “Fit”: Industry Engagement in Competency-Based Education Design

Competency-based education (CBE) is an approach to higher education that is based on students mastering specific skills that are aligned to certain competencies. These competencies can be aligned to objective measures of student preparedness or aligned...
March 23, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Library Acquisitions Pilot: Looking At The Data

In an earlier blog post we discussed a methodology we are testing to gauge whether a cross institutional analysis of library acquisitions may be possible in the future by leveraging next generation integrated library systems (ILS), which store libraries...
March 23, 2016 | JSTOR | News

Data Release | March 24, 2016

March 2016 Release Content
 
 
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March 23, 2016 | JSTOR | Event

TEDxYDL

Put Humans at the Center of Design There are a lot of things in this world—websites,...
March 22, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Deanna Marcum

Deanna Marcum will be the special guest at Bryan Alexander's Future Trends Forum on Tuesday, March 22 at 11 am. Bryan Alexander, founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion...
March 21, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Higher Ed Themes of SXSWedu

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend SXSWedu, an education conference in Austin, Texas, focused on cutting edge practices and technology. I spent most of my time in Austin attending higher education panels and exhibits, and came away feeling...
March 16, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Survey Administration Best Practices: Designing Survey Questionnaires

Since 2000, Ithaka S+R has run the US Faculty Survey, which tracks the evolution of faculty members’ research and teaching practices against the backdrop of increasing digital resources and other systemic changes in higher education.  Starting in 2012,...
March 16, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Survey Administration Best Practices

Since 2000, Ithaka S+R has run the US Faculty Survey, which tracks the evolution of faculty members’ research and teaching practices against the backdrop of increasing digital resources and other systemic changes in higher education.  Starting in 2012,...
March 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Problems of Accreditation of For-Profit Institutions

In my most recent blog post, I compared financial aid data for the 2013-14 academic year with that of previous years. One interesting finding was that the share of Pell enrollments at for-profit institutions has declined by 22 percent since it peaked in...
March 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Finding and Keeping an Audience in a Competitive Environment

Registration is now open for "Finding and Keeping an Audience in a Competitive Environment." The workshop will take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Monday, March 14 from 9:00 am to noon....
March 11, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library

Registration is now open for "Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library." The workshop will take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Friday, March 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sarah...
Mar.10.2016 | ITHAKA | News

Digital Pioneer Perry Hewitt Joins Leadership Team at ITHAKA

March 10, 2016 – New York, NY – ITHAKA, the not-for-profit leader in using digital technologies to preserve and expand access to knowledge, announced today that Perry Hewitt will join the organization as Vice President of Marketing.   At ITHAKA, Hewitt...
March 10, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Research Practices and the Disruption of the Research Library

Nancy Fried Foster and Cornell University Library's Korneila Tancheva will discuss "Research Practices and the Disruption of the Research Library" at the RLUK Conference on Thursday, March 10. The academic research library has always played a crucial...
March 09, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

If Chat Is the Next Interface, Can Libraries Reestablish Their Place in the Research Workflow?

Silicon Valley observers are starting to wonder if an interface change is underway.  Mobile apps displaced the dominance of the web over the last several years, threatening substantial disruption for advertising behemoths like Google and leaving...
March 08, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Imagining the Future of the Library by Studying Today’s Researchers

Is the library of the future something that will come into view once we crest the next hill? Or will the library of the future be what we make it, based on the best evidence we can collect on current, emerging, and anticipated practices of researchers...
March 07, 2016 | PORTICO | News

International Journal of Physiotherapy to Preserve e-journals with Portico

International Journal of Physiotherapy (IJPHY) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. IJPHY is an open access, peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal that publishes genuine and original research...
March 07, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Maxwell Scientific Publication Corp. to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Maxwell Scientific Publication Corp. (MSP) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. MSP operates as an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality...
March 07, 2016 | PORTICO | News

American Society of Civil Engineers to Preserve Full Library with Portico

The American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been a Portico participant for e-journal preservation since 2007. ASCE will now preserve their full library, including ebooks, with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into...
March 07, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Helping Students Save Money With Open Educational Resources

Reducing the cost of a college education is a frequent topic in higher education circles, but often the focus is on capping the cost of tuition, or, occasionally, reducing the cost of tuition for students and their families. Some colleges and...
March 07 - 10, 2016 | ITHAKA | Event

ITHAKA for Code4Lib

  ITHAKA is a sponsor at an annual gathering of technologists from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives, and museums and have a commitment to open technologies.   Code4Lib is a vibrant and diverse community. They are...
March 03, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Analyzing Library Acquisitions

The landscape of academic library acquisitions has changed tremendously in recent years. Many libraries have faced significant pressure regarding their ability to purchase monographs for the humanities and social sciences. There has been substantial...
March 01, 2016 | PORTICO | News

International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research to Preserve e-journals with Portico

International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. IJSER is an open access source for a large number of high quality and peer...
February 29, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Overcoming Institutional Barriers to Innovation

Last week, Ithaka S+R released a report on the findings of its first Higher Ed Insights survey. The survey collected the opinions of 96 higher education experts on the state of undergraduate education, and ways to make it more effective and affordable....
February 25, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

On Seams, Seamlessness, and Methodology

Earlier this month, I encountered a thought-provoking talk by Tim Sherratt making the very strong argument that seamlessness should not be our only goal in designing digital library systems. The talk is a year old but it is well worth reading today. I...
February 23, 2016 | ITHAKA | Event

11th International Digital Curation Conference

The RMap Project: Capturing and Preserving the Relationships amongst Multi-Part Distributed Works
 
Karen Hanson will be giving a demonstration at the 11th International Digital Curation Conference. The goal of the RMap...
February 23, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Is Completion the Right Goal? The Public Wouldn’t Agree

The results of Ithaka S+R’s first Higher Ed Insights survey, released yesterday, provide a rich set of information about the views of a group of people deeply immersed in the sector.  In full disclosure, I was one of the survey’s respondents, and the...
February 22, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Deanna Marcum to Deliver Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture at NFAIS Conference

Deanna Marcum will be the recipient of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) 2016 Miles Conrad Award. She will receive the award and deliver the Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture on Monday, February 22, at 4:00 pm at the NFAIS 58th...
February 22, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

New Survey of Higher Ed Experts Finds Promise in Guided Pathways, Adaptive Learning

In fall 2015, Ithaka S+R invited a select group of higher education administrators and experts to join a panel of advisors. One activity of the panel, which consists of 110 members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, is to take part in semi-annual...
February 18, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Liaison Librarianship: Assessment and Ambivalence

Roger Schonfeld will be presenting on a webinar hosted by The Partnership, Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations, on February 18 at 1:00 pm. Registration is open at The Partnership's Education Institute. Liaison...
February 18, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Homework for Hiring

Last year, Deanna Marcum’s issue brief on talent management in academic libraries reflected in part on some of the challenges that academic libraries face in their processes for selection of library staff. Shortly thereafter, Meredith Farkas argued...
February 17, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

An Analysis of Pell Grant Data

Earlier this year, the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) updated its Data Center to include financial aid data for the 2013-14 academic year. Interested in how the percentage of undergraduate...
February 11, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Workshop for the Research Support Services Project on Religious Sudies

On February 11-12, Ithaka S+R will hold a workshop at Columbia University in New York City for the participants in our Research Support Services project on Religious Studies. Through the Research Support Service series, Ithaka S+R collaborates with...
February 09, 2016 | JSTOR | Event

ConveyUX

Michael Beasley will be speaking on "Web Analytics for User Experience" at...
February 08, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Retraction Landscape: Notes from the NISO Webinar

On January 13th the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) held a webinar exploring the landscape of retractions in scholarly communications. The webinar featured three experts on the subject: Ivan Oransky from Retraction Watch, Veronique...
February 08, 2016 | PORTICO | News

University of Zadar to Preserve e-journals with Portico

University of Zadar will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. University of Zadar is a university located in Zadar, Croatia, and is one of the oldest institutions in Europe. For more...
February 08, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Pure Earth to Preserve e-journals with Portico

Pure Earth will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Pure Earth is an international non-profit organization dedicated to solving pollution problems in low- and middle-income countries, where...
February 05, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Looking at the Cost of Publishing Monographs

When Peter Berkerey was named executive director of the American Association of University Presses (AAUP), he undertook a listening tour of the membership. From this experience, he commented that he was struck most by the diversity of the membership and...
February 04, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Creating Opportunity in the Tech Industry Pipeline

The lack of diversity in the tech industry has been well documented by the media. Some of the roots of this problem lie in the companies themselves: there’s broad consensus (see here, here, and here) that tech company culture, and perhaps unconscious...
February 04, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Starting from Scratch: Lessons from Guttman Community College

A growing number of America’s community colleges are redesigning their curricula, advising services, faculty development programs, and relationships with four-year institutions in order to help more students succeed. In most cases, reforms take place...
February 02, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

To Measure or Not to Measure: Which Student Outcomes Should Make the Cut?

Few would question whether colleges and universities should have administrative systems in place for measuring learning and course outcomes for all students, in ways that can be quantified and used to help institutions meet their goals. But not all...
February 01, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Leadership for Academic Libraries

Developing leaders for academic libraries is an urgent need, especially at a moment when roles and responsibilities of these organizations are in such flux. One of the longest-running and successful programs, the UCLA Senior Fellows program, seemed to be...
Jan.28.2016 | ITHAKA | News

Artstor and ITHAKA Join Forces

Alliance will enhance access to multimedia digital resources to support education and research   January 28, 2016  — New York, NY — James Shulman, President of Artstor, and Kevin Guthrie, President of ITHAKA, today announced a new strategic alliance...
January 28, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Looking at Diversity Across Cultural Institutions in New York City

Diversity and inclusion are of substantial importance across our society. In recent years, Ithaka S+R has had the opportunity to conduct research projects on these issues in our cultural communities. Last year, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation...
January 27, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Survey Administration Best Practices: Using Incentives Effectively

Since 2000, Ithaka S+R has run the US Faculty Survey, which tracks the evolution of faculty members’ research and teaching practices against the backdrop of increasing digital resources and other systemic changes in higher education.  Starting in 2012,...
January 26, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

(Re)introducing the Educational Transformation Team

The new year brings a new member—our fifth—to Ithaka S+R’s Educational Transformation team. It seems like a good opportunity to (re)introduce our program’s staff, which includes three new members since July 2015. In addition to me, the director of the...
January 26, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Redesigning Organizations and Spaces

In the summer of 2014, Yale University integrated eight separate units into a unified Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) that advises teachers, tutors students, leverages technology for teaching and learning, and fosters global teaching and learning...
January 22, 2016 | JSTOR | News

Data Release 2015 Titles

January 9, 2015 Release Content TITLE CHANGES Entomologica Americana (Biological...
January 22, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Evidence-Based Planning & Decision-Making in Academic Libraries

On January 22-23, Nancy Fried Foster and Roger Schonfeld are conducting a workshop hosted by John Cabot University in Rome for members of the AMICAL Consortium. The workshop is limited to 14 participants. Like other academic libraries, AMICAL libraries...
Jan.22.2016 | ITHAKA | News

The Door Says “Open” at ITHAKA

  New JSTOR technology platform and agile methods position ITHAKA as technical frontrunner in Ann Arbor   January 22, 2016 – Ann Arbor, MI – For developers, designers, product gurus, and QA pros, Ann Arbor is a growing mecca of opportunity.  While start-...
January 22, 2016 | JSTOR | News

Data Release: 2015 and 2016 Titles

January 9, 2015 Release Content TITLE CHANGES Entomologica Americana (Biological...
January 21, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Love and Measurement: Online Learning in Small, Independent Colleges

Dr. Robert Wachter, professor and interim chairman of the department of medicine, University of California, San Francisco, wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times on January 17 in which he argues that measurement in both the health care and...
January 20, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Join Us at UCLA for Two New Workshops on Supporting Digital Resources and Library Services

Libraries create remarkable digital resources and launch innovative new services to better meet the changing needs of the communities they serve. For ten years, Ithaka S+R has worked with librarians, as well as leaders in the academic and cultural...
January 19, 2016 | JSTOR | News

Inside Higher Ed Examines Growth in JSTOR's eBook Program

The Books at JSTOR program is growing quickly, and now offers 40,000 titles from 100...
January 19, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Religious Studies Project Launch and Training Workshop

My colleague Roger Schonfeld and I launched the religious studies project at Pitts Theology Library at Emory University on January 7 and 8 with the first of two methods training workshops for our institutional collaborators. With funding from lead...
January 14, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Library Assessment: Notes from ALA Midwinter 2016

At ALA Midwinter in Boston, we attended several valuable sessions on assessment, evaluation, and data visualization. Here’s a roundup of what we heard. ARL Library Assessment Forum Kenning Arlitsch, dean of the library at Montana State University,...
January 12, 2016 | PORTICO | News

ACI Information Group to Preserve Scholarly Blog Collection with Portico

ACI Information Group, LLC (ACI) will preserve the ACI Scholarly Blog Index with Portico, ensuring that the first digital collection of scholarly blogs will be secure and available for library subscribers into the future. ACI Information Group is the...
January 11, 2016 | PORTICO | News

The International Journal of Food Studies to preserve e-journals with Portico

The International Journal of Food Studies (IJFS) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. IJFS is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal featuring scientific articles on the world...
January 11, 2016 | PORTICO | News

Enviro Research Publishers to preserve e-journals with Portico

Enviro Research Publishers will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Enviro Research Publishers is a leading publishing house from India that provides the research community with a publishing...
January 10, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Participant Meeting at ALA Midwinter

Please join Deanna Marcum, Roger Schonfeld, Christine Wolff, and Kimberly Lutz at Ithaka S+R’s participant meeting at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10 from 1:30-3:00 pm, in the Seaport C Room at the Seaport Hotel. At the meeting, we will share several...
January 10, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Marketing Your Digital Resources and Sites

Join Kimberly Lutz and Roger Schonfeld for a workshop on "Marketing Your Digital Resources and Sites" at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10, from 9:00 am-noon. You successfully created a comprehensive digital resource, launched a phenomenal e-journal,...
January 07, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Research Support Services Workshop

On January 7-8, Ithaka S+R will hold a workshop at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for the participants in our Research Support Services project on Religious Studies. A second workshop is scheduled for February 11-12 at Columbia University in New...
January 06, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Mismatch Theory and the Missing Role of the Institution

At this point, any frequent consumer of higher education news is well aware of the controversial remarks Justice Antonin Scalia made during oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Many are also likely familiar with the subsequent...
January 04, 2016 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Moving Innovation Off Campus

When Paul LeBlanc arrived at Southern New Hampshire University in 2003, he realized that the small, private, tuition-dependent college on the banks of the Merrimack River was destined to decline right along with the downward projections for high school...