Publication

Rethinking Liaison Programs for the Humanities

For generations, most research libraries have had employees with deep subject expertise. Once known as bibliographers, these scholars and librarians originally focused their efforts on selection for collection building. Today, there is real anxiety about the role of subject expertise and academic liaisons in research libraries. We argue that evidence about scholars’ practices and needs should be a key input …


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Danielle Cooper Shares Findings from the Agriculture Study with USAIN Members

On July 12, at 1:00 pm (EDT), Danielle Cooper will share findings from Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Agriculture Scholars with members of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) through a webinar. USAIN was one of the sponsors of this research support services project into the needs and practices of agriculture faculty.


Blog

Agricultural Research, Data Management, Funder Mandates: Where Do We Go From Here?

The latest Ithaka S+R report on agriculture scholars summarizes the diverse research being undertaken in across the agricultural sciences and suggests some ways forward for the agricultural information community. One key theme in the report focuses on the work undertaken by researchers in the agricultural sciences around data management. The breadth of the field is reflected in the variety of methods and data generated by scholars, ranging from genetics to…

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Danielle Cooper Speaks at the Catholic Research Resources Alliance Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, June 27, Danielle Cooper will share findings from "Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars" with the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) in Chicago. When: Tuesday, June 27, 9:00 - 9:45 am Where: Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St Chicago, IL Registration is open to all CRRA members, partners, friends, and guests.    


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Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally
Danielle Cooper at the EBLIP Conference

Danielle Cooper will present "Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally: Ithaka S+R's Religious Studies Conference" at the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia. Her talk will begin at 11:30 on Tuesday, June 20. For more information, please visit the conference website Abstract Objective: What resources and services do faculty members need to be successful in their research? The answer likely depends on their discipline. By embracing…


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Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars Luncheon
Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld at ATLA Annual Conference

Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld will be at the American Theological Library Association's Annual Conference on Friday, June 16, to discuss "Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars." They will be joined by ATLA executive director Brenda Bailey-Hainer, the American Academy of Religion executive director Jack Fitzmier, and John Kutsko, the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature. This lunchtime event is open to registrants of ATLA's…


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How Can We Better Support Agriculture Scholars?

Today Ithaka S+R releases its in-depth report on the research activities of agriculture scholars as part of its ongoing program to explore the research activities of scholars by discipline. For Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Agriculture Scholars, we explore the breadth of agriculture research activities in U.S. higher education towards fostering information services that will support those endeavors. As the report highlights, agriculture is a particularly compelling field because…

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Re-Framing Advanced Subject Degrees for Library Work

Late last week my librarian twitter-sphere erupted into a new round of what is a regular topic of debate about the place for advanced subject degrees in the profession (for example, see here and here). Proponents argue that advanced subject degrees can directly inform library work by providing in-depth knowledge into a subject area being served. Proponents also argue for the indirect benefit of gaining experiential knowledge into the processes…

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Supporting Scholarly Research Practices at Scale in the Humanities
Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld at the the CNI Spring Member Meeting

Substantial evidence from many sources shows that digital innovation has led to changing research practices among some humanities faculty, necessitating the creation of new forms of expert consultation and training in technologies. But, which of these needs for new services among early adopters are becoming the needs of the faculty-at-large? In this presentation we compare findings across three of Ithaka S+R’s large-scale cross-institutional qualitative research projects on scholars in history…