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News & Events

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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!
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 11, 2016 | JSTOR | Event

UKSG 2016 Annual Conference

JSTOR's Alex Humphreys and Kate Wittenberg of Portico will be speaking during breakout...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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 | JSTOR | News

Data Release: 2015 and 2016 Titles

January 9, 2015 Release Content TITLE CHANGES Entomologica Americana (Biological...
January 22, 2016 | JSTOR | News

Data Release: 2015 and 2016 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 forerunner 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 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 | 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...