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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…


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The Voice of Library Directors
Roger Schonfeld and Christine Wolff Speak at AAP/PSP Event

What kinds of strategies are library leaders pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? What constraints do they recognize as limiting their ability to pursue these strategies? And what investments are they making strategically and operationally? In fall 2016, Ithaka S+R surveyed academic library directors and deans across the United States on these and related issues, achieving a 49% response rate. This talk by co-authors Roger Schonfeld and Christine…


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Christine Wolff at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

Christine Wolff and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on "Understanding Strategically Important Populations: Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of International Graduate Students," at the upcoming Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia. The conference runs from June 18-21, 2017, and more information is available on the EBLIP9 website. From the abstract: Objective International student enrollment in the United States has grown considerably in the…


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Collaborating to Support Religious Studies Scholars

Today, we are publishing a report that grew out of a new type of collaboration facilitated by Ithaka S+R. As we continue to study the research practices of faculty in particular disciplines, we have developed a model that harnesses the knowledge and expertise of librarians on the ground. For Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars, sponsored by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) with additional support from…

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Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars

Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program is a series of projects that investigate the research support needs of scholars by their discipline. In 2016 Ithaka S+R examined the changing research methods and practices of academic religious studies scholars in the United States, with the goal of identifying services to better support them. The project was undertaken collaboratively with research teams …


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Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives on Understanding and Supporting Research Habits

How do various stakeholders in higher education believe that research habits can be best developed and supported?  And how important is the role of the library in developing these skills? Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to share findings on these perspectives from Ithaka S+R surveys of students, faculty members, and library directors. In this webinar hosted by NFAIS, I was joined by Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy…

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Roger Schonfeld Selected to Deliver Bryant Jackson Lecture
At Milner Library, Illinois State University

On Thursday, April 13, Roger Schonfeld will deliver the Bryant Jackson Lecture at Illinois State University's Milner Library. He will speak on "The Library's Academic Support Role in a Time of Educational Transformation." The Bryant Jackson Lectureship, an annual event at Milner Library that draws librarians from nearby states, was endowed in 2003 by former university librarian Joe Kraus. He established the event and fund to honor his associate university…


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The Future of the Print Record
Recommendations from the MLA’s Working Group

The Modern Language Association’s Working Group on the Future of the Print Record released its report last month and I urge the library community to consider it carefully and respond. As a member of the working group, I have been impressed with the collaboration of scholars and librarians in dealing with an issue that is both important and complex. Librarians have witnessed a dramatic change in students’ and researchers’ use…

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Libraries Becoming Invisible to Junior Scholars?

Last week, Times Higher Education shared provocative findings from a recent report that suggested that libraries have “little to offer” the next generation of academics.  According to the key findings of the report, funded by the Publishing Research Consortium, libraries appear to have “lost all visibility” with early career researchers, in part because many “have not visited the library for years.”  These conclusions were based on interviews with 116 junior…

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Danielle Cooper Speaks at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
Sharing Findings on Religious Studies

Danielle Cooper will share findings from the religious studies project at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists on July 28, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.