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2CUL

The libraries of two major research universities―Columbia and Cornell―have entered into an innovative partnership that will allow them to pool their resources to provide a wider range of content, expertise, and services.

2CUL

The libraries of two major research universities―Columbia and Cornell―have entered into an innovative partnership that will allow them to pool their resources to provide a wider range of content, expertise, and services. This collaboration, dubbed “2CUL,” demonstrates a shared commitment to reinvigorate their libraries in a challenging economic time and a changing digital environment. During their planning phase in 2009, Ithaka S+R facilitated quarterly meetings, helped the project’s working groups to develop milestones and timelines, and worked closely with representatives from both schools to develop a robust communications plan.

 

http://2cul.org/

2CUL

The libraries of two major research universities―Columbia and Cornell―have entered into an innovative partnership that will allow them to pool their resources to provide a wider range of content, expertise, and services. This collaboration, dubbed “2CUL,” demonstrates a shared commitment to reinvigorate their libraries in a challenging economic time and a changing digital environment. During their planning phase in 2009, Ithaka S+R facilitated quarterly meetings, helped the project’s working groups to develop milestones and timelines, and worked closely with representatives from both schools to develop a robust communications plan.

 

http://2cul.org/

 

 

American Historical Association

The American Historical Association is redefining the role of the scholarly association in the life of its members.

American Historical Association

The American Historical Association is redefining the role of the scholarly association in the life of its members. Ithaka S+R conducted a study of historians to learn what they value and what new things they need from today's scholarly society.

 

http://www.historians.org

American Historical Association

The American Historical Association is redefining the role of the scholarly association in the life of its members. Ithaka S+R conducted a study of historians to learn what they value and what new things they need from today's scholarly society.

 

http://www.historians.org

 

 

Association for Research Libraries (ARL)

The Association for Research Libraries engaged Ithaka S+R to conduct an investigation into the range of online resources valued by scholars...

Association for Research Libraries (ARL)

The Association for Research Libraries engaged Ithaka S+R to conduct an investigation into the range of online resources valued by scholars, paying special attention to those projects that are pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional formats and are considered innovative by the faculty who use them. To do this, Ithaka S+R helped to mobilize a field team of more than 300 ARL librarians at 46 academic institutions in the US and Canada to interview faculty on campus about the digital resources they use in their work.

 

http://www.arl.org

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Association for Research Libraries (ARL)

The Association for Research Libraries engaged Ithaka S+R to conduct an investigation into the range of online resources valued by scholars, paying special attention to those projects that are pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional formats and are considered innovative by the faculty who use them. To do this, Ithaka S+R helped to mobilize a field team of more than 300 ARL librarians at 46 academic institutions in the US and Canada to interview faculty on campus about the digital resources they use in their work.

 

http://www.arl.org

 

 

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Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center, an MA and Ph.D.-granting research institute in New York City that specializes in cultural and material history undertook a series of digital projects designed to expand the reach of its faculty’s research and teaching outputs, an

Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center, an MA and Ph.D.-granting research institute in New York City that specializes in cultural and material history undertook a series of digital projects designed to expand the reach of its faculty’s research and teaching outputs, and to disseminate scholarship in this field to the humanities research community. The Center asked Ithaka S+R to provide research and advice as it prepared to launch these new projects, which included a media lab for developing digital teaching, research and exhibition projects, a print and digital monograph series on cultural histories of the material world, and an online platform for its re-launched journal.

Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center, an MA and Ph.D.-granting research institute in New York City that specializes in cultural and material history undertook a series of digital projects designed to expand the reach of its faculty’s research and teaching outputs, and to disseminate scholarship in this field to the humanities research community. The Center asked Ithaka S+R to provide research and advice as it prepared to launch these new projects, which included a media lab for developing digital teaching, research and exhibition projects, a print and digital monograph series on cultural histories of the material world, and an online platform for its re-launched journal.

 

 

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

In June 2009, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) retained Ithaka S+R to propose a comprehensive framework for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in response to changes in the en

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

In June 2009, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) retained Ithaka S+R to propose a comprehensive framework for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in response to changes in the environment for information dissemination and usage. Ithaka S+R interviewed nearly 90 individuals, including librarians from 40 institutions and representatives from the Government Printing Office (GPO). The final report provided a vision for how this program’s vital mission can be sustained to serve the needs of the American public. 
http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/summary-fdlp-10-15-09.pdf (report)

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

In June 2009, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) retained Ithaka S+R to propose a comprehensive framework for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in response to changes in the environment for information dissemination and usage. Ithaka S+R interviewed nearly 90 individuals, including librarians from 40 institutions and representatives from the Government Printing Office (GPO). The final report provided a vision for how this program’s vital mission can be sustained to serve the needs of the American public. 
http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/summary-fdlp-10-15-09.pdf (report)

 

 

HathiTrust

HathiTrust Strategic Advisory Board retained Ithaka S+R to conduct research to evaluate HathiTrust’s progress toward meeting the needs of libraries, scholars, students and other users.

HathiTrust

HathiTrust Strategic Advisory Board retained Ithaka S+R to conduct research to evaluate HathiTrust’s progress toward meeting the needs of libraries, scholars, students and other users. Ithaka S+R’s efforts included gathering and preparing research on HathiTrust’s existing structure and needs, including background meetings with stakeholders, team members at the University of Michigan, and members of the Executive Committee and the Strategic Advisory Board. Ithaka S+R focused its research on the attitudes and needs of existing HathiTrust partner libraries and libraries that do not yet participate. The research results were effectively used to identify the most important issues facing the HathiTrust membership and helped to inform decision-making at the Constitutional Convention.

HathiTrust

HathiTrust Strategic Advisory Board retained Ithaka S+R to conduct research to evaluate HathiTrust’s progress toward meeting the needs of libraries, scholars, students and other users. Ithaka S+R’s efforts included gathering and preparing research on HathiTrust’s existing structure and needs, including background meetings with stakeholders, team members at the University of Michigan, and members of the Executive Committee and the Strategic Advisory Board. Ithaka S+R focused its research on the attitudes and needs of existing HathiTrust partner libraries and libraries that do not yet participate. The research results were effectively used to identify the most important issues facing the HathiTrust membership and helped to inform decision-making at the Constitutional Convention.

 

 

ORCID

The Business Working Group of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) engaged Ithaka S+R to conduct a study of participants and other universities to determine the feasibility and desirability of the proposed business model for the organization.

ORCID

The Business Working Group of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) engaged Ithaka S+R to conduct a study of participants and other universities to determine the feasibility and desirability of the proposed business model for the organization.

 

http://about.orcid.org/

ORCID

The Business Working Group of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) engaged Ithaka S+R to conduct a study of participants and other universities to determine the feasibility and desirability of the proposed business model for the organization.

 

http://about.orcid.org/

 

 

Society for Architectural Historians (SAH)

SAH wanted to build an online resource of images contributed by their member-scholars.

Society for Architectural Historians (SAH)

SAH wanted to build an online resource of images contributed by their member-scholars. We worked with the society to craft a business strategy for a contributed-content resource, helping them detail the costs for launching and operating the resource, and developed models for governance and partnership.

Society for Architectural Historians (SAH)

SAH wanted to build an online resource of images contributed by their member-scholars. We worked with the society to craft a business strategy for a contributed-content resource, helping them detail the costs for launching and operating the resource, and developed models for governance and partnership.

 

 

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

As part of the plan to develop a digital library, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World asked Ithaka S+R to help investigate the logistical issues involved in planning a a digital library...

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

As part of the plan to develop a digital library, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World asked Ithaka S+R to help investigate the logistical issues involved in planning a a digital library, and in developing a clearer understanding of the workflow, costs, and organizational issues associated with launching an online collection of materials in Ancient World Studies. Ithaka S+R’s consulting work helped shape strategic choices about some of the basic characteristics of the Ancient World Digital Library.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

As part of the plan to develop a digital library, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World asked Ithaka S+R to help investigate the logistical issues involved in planning a a digital library, and in developing a clearer understanding of the workflow, costs, and organizational issues associated with launching an online collection of materials in Ancient World Studies. Ithaka S+R’s consulting work helped shape strategic choices about some of the basic characteristics of the Ancient World Digital Library.

 

 

University of California Press

Ithaka S+R provided assistance with strategic and business planning for the University of California Press.

University of California Press

Ithaka S+R provided assistance with strategic and business planning for the University of California Press. Our work focused on market research, cost analysis, research on key new business areas, and organizational issues related to the press’s print to digital transition.

University of California Press

Ithaka S+R provided assistance with strategic and business planning for the University of California Press. Our work focused on market research, cost analysis, research on key new business areas, and organizational issues related to the press’s print to digital transition.

 

 

WGBH

The archival staff at WGBH, a PBS television affiliate, wanted to understand whether it would be economically feasible to launch an online video library for use by scholars.

WGBH

The archival staff at WGBH, a PBS television affiliate, wanted to understand whether it would be economically feasible to launch an online video library for use by scholars. Our team conducted in-depth interviews with historians and political scientists to understand how they use archival video and other primary source materials in their research and teaching and spent time on-site with the project team understanding their staff skills, capacity, and costs. At the end of the project, we synthesized our research and presented the project team with a portfolio of demand-driven business models they could pursue to sustain the long-term development of the online video library.

WGBH

The archival staff at WGBH, a PBS television affiliate, wanted to understand whether it would be economically feasible to launch an online video library for use by scholars. Our team conducted in-depth interviews with historians and political scientists to understand how they use archival video and other primary source materials in their research and teaching and spent time on-site with the project team understanding their staff skills, capacity, and costs. At the end of the project, we synthesized our research and presented the project team with a portfolio of demand-driven business models they could pursue to sustain the long-term development of the online video library.

 

 

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