Ithaka S+R’s ongoing survey research projects form a cornerstone of our efforts to understand how academic behaviors and practices are changing, and how service providers adapt. These surveys include the triennial Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey – last run in 2009 and now in planning for fall 2012 – as well as our Library Survey, which was most recently fielded in 2010 and focuses on the strategies that library administrators are pursuing for their libraries. In addition to coverage in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education, the Library Survey attracted some notable discussion among librarians and library directors themselves, such as Jenica Rogers’s blog post.

Since 2006, we have been depositing the datasets for these surveys with ICPSR, the trusted online preservation and access service for social sciences data. Today, we are happy to announce that the dataset for the Library Survey 2010 are now available from ICPSR. Deposit of the full series of these survey datasets with ICPSR is one manifestation of our commitment to broad access for our research findings, and it is particularly important to us that the datasets are preserved and available for re-use by others. Please get in touch if we can help you dig into these survey data. You may also read our report “Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors” on our publications page.