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Blog Post
February 13, 2018

Gearing Up for the 2018 US Faculty Survey

Notes from ALA Midwinter

Ithaka S+R is gearing up for our seventh national US Faculty Survey on the research and teaching practices, perceptions, and needs of scholars at four year colleges and universities. Last week at ALA Midwinter, we had the opportunity to meet with library deans and directors and past local survey participants to discuss the evolution of this national survey and gather feedback on possible directions for future coverage.
Blog Post
January 14, 2016

Library Assessment: Notes from ALA Midwinter 2016

At ALA Midwinter in Boston, we attended several valuable sessions on assessment, evaluation, and data visualization. Here’s a roundup of what we heard. ARL Library Assessment Forum Kenning Arlitsch, dean of the library at Montana State University, reported on his grant project, Measuring Up: Assessing Accuracy of Reported Use and Impact of Digital Repositories. While at Marriott Library at the University of Utah, Arlitsch observed that the reported use of the digital collections at the university’s three libraries was…
Past Event
January 10, 2016

Participant Meeting at ALA Midwinter

Please join Deanna Marcum, Roger Schonfeld, Christine Wolff, and Kimberly Lutz at Ithaka S+R’s participant meeting at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10 from 1:30-3:00 pm, in the Seaport C Room at the Seaport Hotel. At the meeting, we will share several updates, including Findings from our recent and ongoing research projects. We have been pursuing an active research agenda and would like to share what we have learned to date about libraries’ changing acquisition practices, the diversity of New…
Past Event
January 10, 2016

Marketing Your Digital Resources and Sites

A Workshop at ALA Midwinter

Join Kimberly Lutz and Roger Schonfeld for a workshop on “Marketing Your Digital Resources and Sites” at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10, from 9:00 am-noon. You successfully created a comprehensive digital resource, launched a phenomenal e-journal, or built a robust institutional repository. Now the real work begins! You need to make sure the resource is used and supported by its target community. This workshop will provide you with tips and techniques to successfully drive discovery of your resource and…
Blog Post
January 29, 2014

Discovering Discoverability at ALA Midwinter

Last Sunday at ALA, I attended a presentation by Mary Somerville, University Librarian at the University of Colorado Denver, focusing on discoverability. Somerville recently co-authored a white paper on Collaborative Improvements in the Discoverability of Scholarly Content with Lettie Conrad of SAGE. I was glad to be able to participate as one of the interviewees in the Somerville-Conrad paper, which highlights some of the remarkable progress that has been made in discovery for scholarly purposes in recent years and makes…