Roger Schonfeld and Matthew Long are presenting on “Research Support Services and the Changing Research Habits of Art Historians“ at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago. Ithaka S+R has conducted an in-depth study of research practices in art history as part of its larger Research Support Services Program. The goal of this program is to examine the evolving needs of researchers on a field-specific basis in order to best understand how libraries, visual resource centers, publishers, database providers, and other information services providers meet these needs. The project is jointly funded by the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Through in-depth interviews with faculty members, curators, museum professionals, graduate students, visual resource professionals, librarians, and others involved in the academic study of art history, Ithaka S+R has explored a wide variety of themes related to research practices. The project examines art historians’ work processes, their use of primary and secondary sources, their publication habits, and their adaptation to the digital environment. This session will provide an overview of the project findings, which will be published in full in Ithaka S+R’s final report.

When: February 14, 2014, 12:30-2:00

Where: Hilton Chicago

RSVP: College Art Association Annual Conference