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Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring Meeting

Nancy Maron, Program Manager, will present updates to the Ithaka S+R Case Studies in Sustainability. Session Description: It has been two years since Ithaka S+R’s Case Studies in Sustainability offered a candid view of just how developers of new and innovative digital content resources devise and modify their plans to contain costs and generate sustaining revenue streams for the long term.  With data on actual costs and revenues, the case…


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Web Seminar on Strategies to Sustain Digitized Special Collections

Web Seminar on Strategies to Sustain Digitized Special Collections: Key Lessons from the Ithaka S+R/ARL report "Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections" Museums and libraries are taking advantage of new technologies to move rare and unique collections online. What most institutions learn quickly, though, is that digitization is often the easiest part. Grant funding rarely covers ongoing operations, and the larger challenge is to make sure digitized…


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Webinar: Learn About Ithaka S+R's Sustaining Digital Resources Course

Ithaka S+R's Sustaining Digital Resources course begins in January, 2015, with applications due in October. Wondering if the course is right for you? Join us for this webinar, where course director Nancy Maron, Ithaka S+R’s program director for sustainability and scholarly communications, will offer an overview of the course, its goals, and the application process. She will be joined by members of the class of 2014 who will discuss how the course challenged…

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Nancy Maron at HASTAC 2015: The Art and Science of Digital Humanities

  • May 29, 2015
  • Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
  • Nancy L. Maron

Nancy Maron will speak on "Something of Great Constancy: Preserving the Elements of Innovative DH Work," a panel at HASTAC 2015: The Art and Science of Digital Humanities. As scholars and students continue to experiment and engage in Digital Humanities, real value is generated as scholars create new knowledge, whether using technology to address age-old questions in a novel way, or identifying new questions to pursue. Some forays into Digital…

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Software and Collaboration in Higher Education
A Study of Open Source Software

Over the years, open source software (OSS) projects have been launched among higher education institutions with the aim of meeting the community’s needs more effectively and at less cost than do commercial options presently available. However, many in the community believe that uncertainty about future support and improvements hinders the widespread adoption of open source software. The creation of a…


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Digital preservation of ejournals in 2008: Urgent Action revisited
Results from a Portico/Ithaka Survey of U.S. Library Directors

The shift from print to electronic journals has raised significant challenges for libraries as they consider ways to ensure the preservation of these important digital resources. In September 2005, library directors from 17 universities and colleges met to discuss the current state of electronic journal preservation and endorsed a statement calling for “Urgent Action” to preserve scholarly electronic journals. In…


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Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources

There is no single formula that Online Academic Resources (OARs) can apply to achieve sustainability, no ‘one-size-fits-all’ plan that any organization can follow to reach a point of financial stability. There are, however, a variety of processes and approaches that can help to improve the likelihood of entrepreneurial success.  In an age when traditional content producers – including scholarly publishers…


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Current Models of Digital Scholarly Communication

The networked digital environment has enabled the creation of many new kinds of works that are accessible to end users directly, and many of these resources have become essential tools for scholars conducting research, building scholarly networks, and disseminating their ideas and work. The decentralized distribution of these new model works can make it difficult to fully appreciate their scope…


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DigiZeitschriften 2009
Library Partnership and a Subscription Model for a Journal Database

DigiZeitschriften, a German language archive of scholarly journals, was created in 1999 with funding from the German Research Foundation. Since its launch as an online service in 2005, DigiZeitschriften has implemented a sustainability model that includes a partnership of libraries contributing time and expertise, and a financial model of institutional subscriptions that has more than covered its operating costs to…


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eBird 2009
A Two-sided Market for Academic Researchers and Enthusiasts

The Information Science Department at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is home to eBird, a site where birdwatchers of all levels–from weekenders to academic researchers–can record their avian sightings and upload them for future use by scientists. The site serves a two-sided market: on one side, the birders who record and share their observations, and on the other side, the…