Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

A look at our core beliefs and practices.

Academic Values

We are fully engaged members of the academic community, and our principles derive from the universities, colleges, libraries, scholarly societies and other institutions around the world that we serve. Our fundamental aim is to support the advancement of research, teaching, and learning worldwide.


Innovative Uses of Technology

Rapidly advancing technologies enable the academic community to accelerate the impact of its work. We create and implement forward-thinking approaches and services to advance higher education while serving academic values.

Working from “Within”

The institutions that form and support the academic community provide deep and enduring value. We believe that helping these institutions transform themselves by making the best use of new technologies offers the greatest benefit for society.


Economic Sustainability

Big ideas must be incubated over time and implemented in stages to ensure viability. This demands thoughtful attention to scale, impact, and finances. At ITHAKA, ensuring sustainable impact is our primary objective.