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August 04, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

All about JSTOR access for your institution

Join us for a discussion and update on JSTOR’s access methods–what the options are and how to best use them. We will highlight some newly added features aimed at making remote access even easier and new options for integrating JSTOR content into Learning...
August 04, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

All about JSTOR access for your institution

Join us for a discussion and update on JSTOR’s access methods–what the options are and how to best use them. We will highlight some newly added features aimed at making remote access even easier and new options for integrating JSTOR content into Learning...
July 06, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Catharine Bond Hill at Transforming Teaching and Learning

Catharine Bond Hill is speaking at Inside Higher Ed’s Transforming Teaching and Learning event in Minneapolis from July 6-8. To learn more and to register, please see the conference website. About the event Higher education is easily–and unfairly–...
July 02, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR @ ACA 2020

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July 01, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Transforming Library Leadership Strategy in a Time of Crisis

Since the Library Survey 2019 survey was fielded, the COVID-19 pandemic—and more recently, organizing around the Black Lives Matter movement—has greatly impacted academic libraries and higher education as a whole. At the start of the pandemic, many...
June 30, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

University Presses in the Age of COVID-19, Part 2

There are so many unknowns in this pandemic that it is hard to predict the future—for the economy, for education, for so many parts of our world. The scale of change we have already experienced is frightening and could easily lead organizations to hunker...
June 30, 2020 | JSTOR | News

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO partners with Books at JSTOR on Demand-Driven Acquisition

New offering provides libraries more choice to acquire and manage DDA programs via preferred workflow solution GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO is providing choice for libraries by extending its Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) services to...
June 30, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Why Stakeholder Engagement Matters More than Ever

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, academic libraries have experienced unprecedented change. For many libraries, anticipated budget reductions, the realities of remote work, and responsibilities related to rapid campus closures and tentative...
June 29, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Three Questions for Melissa Sturm-Smith

Melissa Sturm-Smith, Associate Provost for Academic Excellence and Student Success, worked with Ithaka S+R to field the COVID-19 student survey at Drake University in the spring semester. We recently asked her about the challenges Drake students faced in...
June 25, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

COVID-19 and the Student Experience

Today we release results from a large-scale study of student experiences during the spring term. The findings, which represent the experiences and needs of over 15,000 students, provide us with an understanding of the challenges that students—and in turn...
June 24, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Great Recession Playbook is Gone

In periods of crisis, we often look to history to guide us. Throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, experts have drawn comparisons to the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Great Depression, and most recently, the 2008 Great Recession. Given its recency, many...
June 24, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

University Presses in the Age of COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, Ithaka S+R has conducted conversations with a variety of university press directors to get a sense of how they are faring during this uncertain and challenging time. We spoke with a total of 11 directors representing small,...
June 24, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

How Americans Perceive Higher Education in 2020

On Wednesday, June 24, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg is speaking on “Higher Education Polling During the COVID-19 Crisis” as part of New America’s Varying Degrees online event. Christine will be joined on the panel discussion by Eric Hoover (The Chronicle of...
June 18, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Building a Practice-Sharing Resource on Planning for Fall 2020

Colleges and universities across the country are planning for a fall semester unlike any other. Now more than ever, the health and safety of the campus community and the needs of the most vulnerable students should guide decisions about whether and how...
June 18, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Student Veterans Need Targeted Support Due to COVID-19 Educational Disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the educational experiences of millions of college students around the country, including for students who are US military veterans. Under normal circumstances, student veterans must overcome significant structural...
June 17, 2020 | JSTOR | News

COVID-19 expanded access extended to 32,000 books

After seeing high usage and a positive response from end users, libraries, and the publishing community, JSTOR’s temporary free access to a set of 38,000 ebooks in response to the COVID-19 crisis is being extended past its original end date of June 30....
June 15, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Organizational Trends in Academic Health Science Libraries

Over the past 20 years, the organization of academic health sciences libraries (AHSL) has changed markedly. While once medical libraries—as well as libraries supporting schools of nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and public health—were...
June 12, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

How Will Museums Live Up to their Solidarity Commitments?

Last week at the American Alliance of Museums Virtual meeting, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Secretary Lonnie Bunch, and Lori Fogarty discussed the protests that have erupted across the country and around the world, in order to start a dialogue about the museum...
June 11, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

New Report Identifies Strategies for Independent Colleges Looking to Improve Transfer Pathways 

Covid-19 has fundamentally altered the landscape of higher education, producing both challenges and opportunities for higher education institutions to better serve traditionally understudied student populations. Transfer students, specifically students...
June 10, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Resource Launch: Tracking Higher Ed’s Response to COVID-19 and Plans for Reopening

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought major disruptions to every college and university across the country. Faced with a myriad of challenges—financial, educational, and health-related—each institution must decide how to continue to deliver...
June 05, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

A New Resource to Help CUNY Students Transfer Smarter

When students transfer from one college to another they frequently are unable to count their previously earned credits toward degree requirements at their new institution, jeopardizing these students’ ability to earn degrees at their new institutions....
June 01, 2020 | PORTICO | News

Portico access alert: Two digital collections from Gale

The Portico archive now hosts the content from two digital collections published by Gale: The Life and Times of Jorge Luis Borges and Public Life in Contemporary Argentina. Gale will stop hosting this content on 08/31/20; therefore, it has “triggered”...
June 01, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Data Communities in the Health Sciences

Data sharing in the health sciences has never seemed more urgent. The National Institutes of Health, the US’s major health science research funder, has been experimenting with ways to promote data sharing. Additionally, the race to combat COVID-19 has...
May 28, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Project Launch: Canceling the Big Deal

Earlier this spring we announced that we were going to begin a new collaborative project on the impact of Big Deal cancellations on users, including their strategies for accessing content, and their perceptions of the library’s role in providing access....
May 27, 2020 | JSTOR | News

Expanded Access to JSTOR archive extended through 2020: a letter from Kevin Guthrie

Dear colleagues, On March 18th, working in collaboration with JSTOR’s publishing partners, we announced a set of expanded access offerings to support libraries, faculty, and students making the emergency shift to remote instruction and research. In the...
May 27, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Speeding Up the Dissemination of Scholarly Information 

Preprints have been getting a lot of attention recently. Since the pandemic, dozens of articles have appeared in the scientific and popular press about both the role of preprints in accelerating scientific communications and the associated concerns,...
May 26, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Measuring What Matters

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility have become buzzwords across the higher education sector with leaders at many institutions asserting these as strategic priorities and key values. In our most recent national survey of US academic library...
May 18, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

When Knowledge Breaks

As research, teaching, and learning in higher education drastically changed over the course of a few weeks earlier this term, effectively providing campus communities with relevant—yet continually changing—information has been critical. However, as we...
May 14, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Launching Two Projects on Supporting Data Work

Last summer we announced that we were going to begin two new collaborative projects on data, one focused on teaching, and one on research. While we couldn’t have anticipated then the conditions we are facing now, we believe the research is more important...
May 12, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Leading the Library by Looking Beyond the Library

Library directors face a number of leadership dilemmas. Rising from the ranks, many feel the pull—or the need, given resource constraints—to work shoulder-to-shoulder with front-line employees as a “member of the team.” At the same time, many feel the...
May 08, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Assessment Across Higher Ed

Over the last few months, all units on campus have needed to plan in unprecedented ways for how best to support students, faculty, and other communities in response to the pandemic. As the activities related to teaching, learning, and research continue...
May 07, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

How Will Postsecondary Education in Prisons Need to Change in Light of COVID-19?

The rapid shift to online or distance instruction in the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most pressing and challenging issues for the field of higher education. This sudden, mass migration to online learning has crystallized issues of equity and...
May 06, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility

The implications and consequences of the COVID-19  pandemic can vary greatly depending on demographic, political, social, cultural and economic factors.  Therefore the regional documentation initiatives–now being undertaken by cultural heritage...
May 04, 2020 | PORTICO | News

CNI session explores persistent identifiers

At the recent CNI session “ARKs in the Open,” Karen Hanson, Senior Research Developer at Portico, joined panelists from the University of California, Smithsonian Institution, and FamilySearch International to discuss Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and...
May 04, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Constructive Disruption in Higher Education

Every college and university is having conversations about what to do for the fall term, if not the summer, and considerations and decisions are slowly being made public, with understandable caveats. Even as approaches emerge, one thing should be top of...
April 30, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Leading a Library Today

Over the past two weeks, Ithaka S+R has organized five roundtables for academic library leaders to help support their leadership during this time of disruption and uncertainty. In total, 40 library directors and two associate university librarians...
April 29, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Announcing the COVID-19 Faculty Survey

Throughout the spring term, faculty across the country had to swiftly transition from in-person to remote instruction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the term comes to a close, what can institutions learn from their experiences as they begin...
April 28, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Five strategies for humanely conducting surveys in higher ed during a global crisis

The world has changed drastically in the last few months and so have the challenges that are facing our communities. Decision-making informed by evidence, gathered and acted upon quickly, is as important—if not more important—than it has ever been for...
April 28, 2020 | PORTICO | News

12 additional publishers join Portico

Portico welcomed 12 more publishers to the archive, ensuring that their content will be secure and available in the future: Cognizant Communication Corporation: A publisher of peer-reviewed journals for the scientific, technical, medical, business and...
April 27, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Online Learning During COVID-19

In 2018, nearly 78 percent of households in America had a desktop or laptop computer and 74 percent had a broadband Internet subscription, a significant increase in digital access over the last two decades. Yet, millions of Americans are without access,...
April 24, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The “Viral Pandemic Exclusion” Clause in Business Interruption Insurance Policies

After one month of quarantining to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the economic impacts of closing small businesses and cultural centers are becoming apparent. In the weeks and months to come, affected organizations will seek relief from numerous...
April 23, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Going Test-Optional with Equity in Mind 

Colleges and universities across the nation are revisiting nearly every aspect of their operations in order to best respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of SAT and ACT administration changes and cancellations, at least 70 colleges and university...
April 23, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Restructuring Library Consortia

On Thursday, April 23, at 11:15 am,  Roger Schonfeld will deliver a talk on “Restructuring Library Consortia” at the CRL Annual Members Meeting in Chicago. For more information, please see the CRL website. About the meeting What risks and opportunities...
April 22, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Student Experiences During COVID-19

Update April 29, 2020: we are also offering a COVID-19 faculty survey for implementation in May and June. Last week, we began launching our COVID-19 student surveys as part of an initiative to address the pressing needs of the community as colleges and...
April 21, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Research Library Digitization Has Found Its Moment 

Academic libraries have been on the leading edge of universities’ digital transformation for two decades. As a result, they were prepared for this moment of crisis. The broader lesson here, not just for libraries but for the entire higher education...
April 21, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Examining the Effects of Performance-Based Funding on Efficiency of Degree Production

On Tuesday, April 21, James Dean Ward will be presenting on “Examining the Effects of Performance-Based Funding on Efficiency of Degree Production” at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. His talk is...
April 17, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

State Higher Education Policy is Essential to Economic Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has massively disrupted our health, our society, and our economy. State policymakers are appropriately focused on addressing the most urgent needs of their residents. Soon, though, policy and budget decisions will arise that will...
April 15, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

Auto Draft

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April 15, 2020 | JSTOR | News

Expanded access to JSTOR during COVID-19 crisis

We are continuing to expand access to JSTOR for students, faculty, and institutions impacted by COVID-19. Access to all these resources will be available through June 30, 2020: Expanded JSTOR resources for institutions Expanded access to journals and...
April 14, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Technologies at Hand

On March 25 I had the privilege of giving the introductory talk to NISO’s virtual conference on Research Behaviors and the Impact of Technology. The relationship between research behaviors and technology is a topic I have a birdseye view on through my...
April 13, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

To Survive This Pandemic, Some Museums are Pivoting to Virtual Engagement 

Museums are in trouble. Consider the three primary sources of revenue for museums: earned revenue from visitors, private support, and endowment income. The first is indefinitely suspended, advocating for the second is increasingly difficult to justify...
April 10, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Planning for the Recovery: Advice from a Former College President

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a sudden stall on social and economic activities throughout the world, dramatically changing our lives in just a matter of a few weeks, and increasingly raising concerns about a possible years-long recession. Now entering a...
April 09, 2020 | JSTOR | News

Transition in JSTOR leadership: a letter from Laura Brown

Dear friends and colleagues, I’m writing to share some personal news with you, and all of JSTOR’s participating libraries and publishers. I’ve made the decision to retire from my role as Managing Director of JSTOR and will be stepping into a new part-...
April 09, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

COVID-19: Incorporating the Student Perspective into Institutional Decision-Making

Over the past month, higher education has faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of colleges and universities–large and small, two- and four-year–and more than 22 million students are impacted in the U.S. alone. Many...
Apr.07.2020 | ITHAKA | News

JSTOR Leadership Transition

  Today, Laura Brown announced her retirement as JSTOR Managing Director. She sent the following letter to the thousands of library and publishing colleagues that work with our organization. Laura continues to work part-time at ITHAKA as a Senior Advisor...
April 06, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Documenting the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we go through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we are inundated by articles, images, video, statistics, and graphs through our handhelds and desktops coming from a variety of channels–including social media, news outlets, journals, and preprints....
April 03, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Federal Relief Opportunities for Small Colleges and Universities

Update April 10, 2020:  Since launching its relief programs on April 3, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has clarified that students employed by the institution should be counted as employees when determining eligibility for the Paycheck...
April 02, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Latest US Library Survey

Since 2010, Ithaka S+R has fielded its triennial survey of academic library directors to track evolving strategies and priorities across the sector. Today we release findings from the 2019 survey cycle, which was fielded from October to December 2019....
March 31, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

COVID-19 and Higher Education

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities across the country are grappling with many challenges, including moving instruction online, ensuring that students are supported holistically, and beginning to forecast retention. To provide...
March 30, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR @ UKSG 2020

JSTOR and Artstor will be at the UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 30- April 1. Visit us at shell stand #75! We’ll be talking about how to increase the impact of libraries’ special collections, as well as our new tools and open community...
March 26, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

Flip the deficit script!

How to build strengths-based information literacy instruction and programs What if we made students’ life-research experiences the focus of curriculum design for information literacy? Join the authors of two recent publications* who will share the...
March 25, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Researcher Behaviors and the Impact of Technology

On WAednesday, March 25, Danielle Cooper is presenting at NISO’s virtual conference on Researcher Behaviors and the Impact of Technology. Her talk, “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication: Accessible, Ubiquitous Technologies & Their Affordances...
March 24, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

First This, Now That: A Look at 10-Day Trends in Academic Library Response to COVID19

This is the third analysis of results from the Academic Library Response to COVID19 survey, which we deployed on March 11 in order to gather as-it-happens data from and for the academic library community. Libraries were encouraged to not only log their...
March 20, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Leading in a Time of Uncertainty

The COVID-19 public health crisis gripping the world today has been a sprint for leaders over the past week or two, making urgent decisions about closing facilities, virtualizing the workforce, and providing services online. In the weeks and months ahead...
March 20, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Communicating COVID-19 in Higher Ed: Student Edition

Given recent disruptive circumstances surrounding COVID-19, students more than ever are being flooded with vital and often-changing information to protect their health and safety as well as the future of their educational experiences and attainment. In...
March 20, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

When Online Isn’t an Option

As the announcements of campus closures continue unabated, colleges and universities across the country are struggling to figure out how to adjust their teaching and learning practices, with many moving their courses online. But what does this mean for...
March 19, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

National Academy of Sciences Journal Summit

On Thursday, March 19, at 2:15 pm, Roger Schonfeld is moderating a panel of deans of research at the National Academy of Sciences Journal Summit in Washington DC. The panel includes John Bixby (University of Miami), Susan Martinis (University of Illinois...
Mar.18.2020 | ITHAKA | News

ITHAKA Response to COVID-19

Resources for our Community and Business Continuity Plans   We are all in uncharted territory. The World Health Organization calls the coronavirus pandemic the “defining health crisis of our time.” More than any moment in most of our lifetimes, we all...
March 18, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Cultural Organizations & COVID-19

Efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 have fundamentally, and in many cases permanently, transformed the landscape of cultural consumption. As of Monday, March 16th, over 400 major US museums have closed their doors and ceased their traditional...
March 16, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Dispatches from the Higher Ed #covidclassroom

As the response to COVID-19 intensifies across the US and Canada, higher education institutions are responding by shifting classes online and adjusting pedagogical expectations en masse. Comprehensive tracking of campus closures and academic library...
March 15, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Academic Library Strategies Shift to Closure and Restriction

For the most recent findings see First This, Now That: A Look at 10-Day Trends in Academic Library Response to COVID19 On Wednesday, March 11, at 8:00 pm ET, we deployed the “Academic Library Response to COVID19” survey in order to gather as-it-happens...
March 13, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Getting Online: Lessons from Liberal Arts Colleges

Many of the colleges and universities that are transitioning away from face-to-face courses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are residential institutions that have not historically provided widespread online instruction. Through multi-year...
March 13, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Academic Library Response to COVID19

For the most recent findings see First This, Now That: A Look at 10-Day Trends in Academic Library Response to COVID19 On Wednesday, March 11, at 8:00 pm ET, we deployed the “Academic Library Response to COVID19” survey in order to gather as-it-happens...
March 13, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

COVID-19 and American Higher Education

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to many colleges and universities moving to remote courses for an indefinite period, including in many cases for the rest of the spring semester. Many residential colleges are sending students home, advising them to...
March 12, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

The Data Disconnect

On Thursday, March 12, Kurtis Tanaka is presenting on “The Data Disconnect: How Changing Industry Data Sharing Policies Impact Business Research and Pedagogy” at the Research Data Access & Preservation Association’s 2020 Summit in Santa Fe, New...
March 07, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR @ ER&L 2020

Join JSTOR and Artstor at the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference! Stop by booth #705 to pick up some swag and learn about our recent initiatives. We look forward to discussing how we can boost the impact of libraries’ special collections, as...
March 06, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

How to build an online global university in three weeks: webinar today

One month ago Duke Kunshan University made the decision to transition its courses online in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China. Online courses began just three weeks later. Teams in Kunshan and Durham worked together to quickly respond with...
March 04, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Project Announcement: Cancelling the Big Deal

As Big Deal spending has come to occupy a greater and greater share of materials budgets, libraries are increasingly questioning the status quo of their Big Deal subscriptions. Recent years have seen a number of prominent cancellations, precipitated by...
March 03, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

(Un)attending the #ELI2020Unconference

I was excitedly awaiting my first ELI Annual Meeting on Sunday afternoon when I received the disappointing news that it was called off. Due to growing concerns over COVID-19, the conference organizers made the difficult decision to cancel the meeting....
March 03, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Facilitating a Student-Based Approach to Higher Education in Prison Research

In recent years, discourse surrounding postsecondary education in US prisons has grown substantially in both academic and political circles. Despite disagreement among stakeholders in this space over the specific goals of postsecondary education in...
March 02, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Second Convening on Improving College Opportunity for Veterans and Service Members 

Even though veterans are more likely to earn a certificate or degree than adult learners and have higher GPAs compared to traditional students, many do not attend institutions that would give them the greatest chance of succeeding. Currently, only 10...
February 21, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR @ London Book Fair 2020

Join JSTOR and Portico at the London Book Fair 2020! Visit us at stand 6B84c to pick up some swag and talk with us about our recent initiatives, including the new option to share your library’s collections openly on JSTOR! We look forward to talking...
February 20, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Student Success Information Interventions: Helping Students Navigate College Services and Resources

On Thursday, February 20, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg will be presenting on a panel, “Student Success Information Interventions: Helping Students Navigate College Services and Resources,” at DREAM 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland. Christine will be joined...
February 19, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Data Communities: Empowering Researcher-Driven Data Sharing in the Sciences

On Wednesday, February 19, Danielle Cooper is presenting on “Data Communities: Empowering Researcher-Driven Data Sharing in the Sciences” at the International Data Curation Conference in Dublin, Ireland. For more information and to register, please see...
February 19, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

American Talent Initiative on Track to Goal of 50,000 More Lower-Income Students by 2025

The American Talent Initiative issued this press release today. Media Contacts: Keeley Smith, GMMB (keeley.smith@gmmb.com, 253.651.8416); Linda Perlstein (linda.perlstein@aspeninstitute.org, 202-339-7490) A national alliance of leading colleges and...
February 18, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Progress in Biomedical Data Sharing

The biomedical sciences have been a key focus area for efforts to promote research data sharing. Effective data management and sharing policies have the potential to improve research efficiency and accuracy, with real implications for human health. Last...
February 13, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR for Admins

*New content!* This webinar will demonstrate all the features available to you as an account administrator for JSTOR. We’ll cover the new books usage reports, access methods, usage statistics, plus resources for making JSTOR findable and usable for your...
February 13, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

New Report and Forecasting Tool Shows States’ Progress towards Postsecondary Attainment Goals

A postsecondary credential has become a crucial qualification for individuals to pursue a meaningful career with a livable wage. As technology continues to reshape the nature of work, the core competencies gained through postsecondary education and...
February 12, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Now Available: Research Toolkit for Developing Services and Assessing Student Needs

Over the past three years, we partnered with a group of seven colleges looking to more effectively support their students by providing new and strengthened services from the library and beyond. Across these colleges, we interviewed dozens of students and...
February 11, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Case for Academic Libraries and “College Fluency”

Students struggle with a variety of challenges outside of the classroom that affect their academic success–balancing family, household, work, and school responsibilities, having enough money to pay for courses and basic needs, and navigating college...
February 10, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Improving College Opportunity for Veterans and Service Members

On February 10-11, Ithaka S+R and the College Board are hosting a convening on Improving College Opportunity for Veterans and Service Members at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. The goals of this convening are to build and leverage community amongst...
February 04, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Student Success: One Goal, Many Definitions

While many colleges see enabling “student success” as a top priority, what actually defines the term can vary widely depending on who is defining it. As such, it is hard—perhaps impossible—to have a single, quantifiable, and operational definition. In...
February 03, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

The Primacy of Print Is Past

OhioLINK recently shared its vision for the library system of the future in a white paper. That vision, developed by a group of library deans and directors whose work was facilitated by Ithaka S+R, involves two key elements that have garnered some...
January 30, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Preprints in Biology and Medicine

Preprint services have been getting a lot of attention recently. Last year saw a comprehensive review of the landscape by the Knowledge Exchange, two discussions at the Charleston Conference (why preprints, Hyde Park Debate), and a two-day preprints...
January 30, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Catharine Bond Hill and Martin Kurzweil at the Mellon Research Forum Convening

Cataharine Bond Hill and Martin Kurzweil will be participating the Mellon Research Forum Convening hosted by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in Irvine, California on January 30-31. They will be discussing their continuing research on the value of a...
January 29, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR: The year in review

What a year it was! Come for a tour of the most important JSTOR highlights of 2019, including content additions, platform updates, and new initiatives. 45 min Can’t make the live event? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording. Register now The...
January 27, 2020 | PORTICO | News

Celebrating our collaborative progress on preservation: 2019 year in review

In 2019, Portico made great progress on scholarly preservation with the support of our library and publisher participants. Together, we expanded the archive, developed efficient new processes, and engaged with the community on critical issues in...
January 27, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Leading Change: Senior Leaders Examine What is Possible

On Monday, January 27, Catharine Bond Hill is speaking on “Leading Change: Senior Leaders Examine What is Possible” at the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice Conference in Los Angeles. She will be joined by Ted Mitchell, president of the...
January 24, 2020 | PORTICO | News

Portico at NISO Plus Conference

Join us at the NISO Plus Conference in Baltimore! On Monday, February 24, Stephanie Orphan, Portico Director of Publisher Relations, will be taking part in Ask the Experts About Preservation. This Q&A session will address the importance of...
January 24, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR @ ALA Midwinter 2020

Join us at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference booth 1220, pick up some swag, and learn about recent and upcoming initiatives, including the new option to share your library’s collections openly on JSTOR! Also, don’t miss JSTOR...
January 23, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

How to build search skills with JSTOR

This webinar will highlight several features of JSTOR that can help students build search skills and craft better research strategies. The session will cover: search tips for JSTOR’s Basic and Advanced Search; overlooked features that can enhance the...
January 23, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

A Vision for a New Library System

Library systems should be strategic enablers. Yet too often they serve as strategic impediments. Today, I am proud to share with you OhioLINK’s vision for the library systems that would unlock the strategic potential of its members.  Over the past year,...
January 23, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Brooklyn Museum’s Paid Internship Program

When considering the themes of the art world in 2019, money seems to dominate the narrative, perhaps slightly more than usual, and from a few different angles. Jeff Koons reclaimed the title of most expensive sale of an artwork by a living artist at $90....
January 22, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Copyright Education for Cultural Institutions

Today, Ithaka S+R is co-publishing, with Columbia University Libraries, a summary report about a roundtable held over the summer about Copyright Education in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. This is the latest step by a group of copyright experts and...
January 22, 2020 | PORTICO | News

Bloomsbury to preserve eBooks and digital collections with Portico

Bloomsbury Publishing will be preserving its eBooks and digital collections with Portico, ensuring that its content will be secure and available into the future. Bloomsbury Digital Resources offers excellence and originality in scholarship in the arts,...
Jan.16.2020 | ITHAKA | News

Next Wave 2019: How will Big Trends in Tech and Society Impact Research and Learning?

A feast for the mind, ITHAKA’s Next Wave 2019, our annual convening of our partners from the academic, scholarly communications, and museum communities, offered approximately 180 attendees the chance to hear from fellow leading thinkers about the major...
January 14, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

What Is Humanities Research Now?

Today, the discipline of modern languages and literatures faces both challenges and opportunities. Although humanities research and the liberal arts education model have come under public scrutiny, new methodologies and ways of disseminating information...
January 10, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | Event

Rebecca Springer at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention

On Friday, January 10, Rebecca Springer is taking part in a panel discussion on “What Is Humanities Research Now?” at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Seattle. She’ll be joined on the panel by Amanda L. Watson (New York U), John...
January 08, 2020 | ITHAKA S+R | News

Quiet Spaces, Kids On Campus, and Academic Libraries

College students often crave quiet space for completing their coursework. Many have complex lives with various professional, personal, and academic demands — long commutes, multiple jobs, roommates, children, etc. The campus library is a place — and...
January 08, 2020 | ARTSTOR | News

Artstor’s 2019 year in review

The end of the decade marks the beginning of our open access era In 2019 we kicked off our Open Artstor initiative and began aggregating cross-disciplinary museum, library, and archive collections and making them...
January 07, 2020 | JSTOR | News

JSTOR’S Lives of Literature at MLA

A letter from one of our editors Good news: Just in time for our participation in the Modern Language Association conference, we’re making Lives of Literature free through January and February to all! You can browse, read, and download articles from all...
January 07, 2020 | PORTICO | News

Portico access alert: Effective Clinical Practice

The Portico archive now hosts the content from Effective Clinical Practice, a journal published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and the Alliance of Community Health Plans from 1998 to 2002.   The journal...