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April 30, 2014

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Art Historians

This study, funded by the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, looks at how art historians' research practices are evolving in the digital age.

 

Intended primarily for the museums, libraries, academic departments, and visual resources centers that support research in art history within the U.S., this project focused on five key areas:

 

1. The emergence of "digital art history," and how it is diverging from the broader understanding of the digital humanities.

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May 14, 2013

Ithaka S+R | Jisc | RLUK: UK Survey of Academics 2012

The UK Survey of Academics 2012, conducted by Ithaka S+R, Jisc, and Research Libraries UK (RLUK), examines the attitudes and behaviours of academics at higher education institutions across the United Kingdom. Our objective is to provide the entire sector, including universities, learned societies, scholarly publishers, and especially academic libraries, with timely findings and analysis that help them plan for the future.

 

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April 08, 2013

US Faculty Survey 2012

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey has focused since its inception on capturing an accurate picture of faculty members' practices, attitudes, and needs. In the fifth triennial cycle, fielded in fall 2012, the survey focused on research and teaching practices broadly, as well as the dissemination, collecting, discovery, and access of research and teaching materials.

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Author(s): Roger C. Schonfeld & Ross Housewright

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April 01, 2013

Faculty Survey Series

Ithaka S+R surveys of academics and faculty members provide a regular examination of key strategic issues facing higher education. Conducted every three years, these large-scale surveys of thousands of academics examine changes in faculty member research processes, teaching practices, publishing and scholarly dissemination, the role of the library, and the role of the learned society. Our objective is to empower higher education institutions, as well as other organizations supporting this community, with real-time data to help them better grapple with the needs of academics.

 

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February 25, 2013

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Chemists

In this report, we present the results of Ithaka S+R’s study of the scholarly practices of academic chemists. This study, funded by Jisc, presents information meant to empower research support providers in their work with chemists. The report covers themes such as data management, research collaboration, library use, discovery, publication practices, and research funding.

 

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Author(s): Matthew P. Long & Roger C. Schonfeld

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February 04, 2013

Research Support Services for Scholars

New technologies are steadily changing research practices and methods in numerous fields. Ithaka S+R's Research Support Services for Scholars program comprises a series of research projects that examine changing scholarly research practices in areas such as content discovery, information management, scholarly analysis, collaboration, library use, the writing process, professional interactions, and publication, among others.

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Author(s): Matthew P. Long & Jennifer Rutner & Roger C. Schonfeld

December 07, 2012

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians

This study, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, uncovers the needs of today’s historians and provides guidance for how research support providers can better serve them. We explore areas such as content discovery, information management, scholarly analysis, collaboration, library use, the writing process, professional interactions, and publication, among others.

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Author(s): Roger C. Schonfeld & Jennifer Rutner

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April 07, 2010

US Faculty Survey 2009

This fourth in a series of surveys conducted over the past decade examined faculty attitudes and behaviors on key issues ranging from the library as information gateway and the need for preservation of scholarly material, to faculty engagement with institutional and disciplinary repositories and thoughts about open access. For the first time, we also looked at the role that scholarly societies play and their value to faculty.

 

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Author(s): Roger C. Schonfeld & Ross Housewright

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August 18, 2008

US Faculty Survey 2006

The Ithaka S+R 2006 Faculty Survey sought to determine faculty attitudes and behaviors related to online resources, electronic archiving, teaching and learning, and related subjects. This survey built on our 2000 and 2003 surveys queried faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the United States on their attitudes and behaviors on a variety of topics, including the changing role played by the library in their research, their evolving dependence on print and electronic research resources, publishing and dissemination preferences, and attitudes toward preservation.

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Author(s): Roger C. Schonfeld & Ross Housewright

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March 14, 2008

Scholarly Communications in the Education Discipline

In a series of projects, we were asked by JSTOR to examine scholarly communication practices in various disciplines. The goals of this work were to understand how research is conducted and disseminated in select disciplines, and to identify the importance of different scholarly resources. In this project, we focused on the field of education.

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Author(s): Sabrina Manville & K. Kirby Smith

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