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Research Report
April 8, 2013

US Faculty Survey 2012

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey has focused since its inception on capturing an accurate picture of faculty members' practices, attitudes, and needs. In the fifth triennial cycle, fielded in fall 2012, the survey focused on research and teaching practices broadly, as well as the dissemination, collecting, discovery, and access of research and teaching materials. Findings from this cycle of the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey will provide colleges and universities, libraries, learned societies, and academic publishers with insight into…
Research Report
April 7, 2010

US Faculty Survey 2009

Key Insights for Libraries, Publishers, and Societies

This fourth in a series of surveys conducted over the past decade examined faculty attitudes and behaviors on key issues ranging from the library as information gateway and the need for preservation of scholarly material, to faculty engagement with institutional and disciplinary repositories and thoughts about open access. For the first time, we also looked at the role that scholarly societies play and their value to faculty. Following an initial introductory letter, survey questionnaire booklets were physically mailed to 35,000…
Research Report
October 1, 2009

Documents for a Digital Democracy

A Model for the Federal Depository Library Program in the 21st Century

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) retained Ithaka S+R to conduct a comprehensive study on the state of the Federal Library Depository Program (FDLP) and to recommend how to respond to changes in an increasingly digital, networked environment that have caused a decline in incentives for libraries to participate in the Program. Following a thorough examination of the Program’s current state, this report suggests a vision for the program: seamless, no…
Research Report
September 1, 2009

What to Withdraw

Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization

As journals are increasingly accessed in digitized form, many libraries have grown interested in de-accessioning little-used print originals; but desires to repurpose space often come into conflict with concerns about preservation. “What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization” analyzes which types of journals can be withdrawn responsibly today and how that set of materials can be expanded to allow libraries the maximum possible flexibility and savings in the future. For journals that are principally accessed in…
Research Report
August 18, 2008

US Library Survey 2006

The Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2006 was developed as a complement to our Faculty Survey 2006, exploring the attitudes and practices of librarians on a variety of topics, including the role of the library in faculty research, the print to electronic transition for scholarly journals, and the increasing prominence of electronic resources in research and teaching. In 2006, for the first time, we sought to offer extensive comparison between the faculty attitudes and practices to the attitudes and perspectives of…
Research Report
August 18, 2008

US Faculty Survey 2006

Studies of Key Stakeholders in the Digital Transformation in Higher Education

The Ithaka S+R 2006 Faculty Survey sought to determine faculty attitudes and behaviors related to online resources, electronic archiving, teaching and learning, and related subjects. This survey built on our 2000 and 2003 surveys queried faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the United States on their attitudes and behaviors on a variety of topics, including the changing role played by the library in their research, their evolving dependence on print and electronic research resources, publishing and dissemination preferences,…