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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 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 03, 2020 | JSTOR | Event

JSTOR @ ACA 2020

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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 25, 2020 | PORTICO | News

6 additional publishers join Portico

Portico welcomed 6 more publishers to the archive, ensuring that their content will be secure and available in the future: Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia: Department of Architecture FTUI publishes Interiority, a...
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 | JSTOR | Event

Auto Draft

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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...