September 27, 2023
In December of 2022, Ithaka S+R announced participation in a multi-institutional partnership to facilitate the cross-industry development of collaborative library collections, funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services in a grant awarded to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI), Lehigh University Libraries, and Ithaka S+R, along with 27 other partner organizations. The project aims to create a suite of best practices, prototype middleware, and improve standards in order…
August 24, 2023
North American Voices in Developing an IFLA Resource
Generative AI is one of the most pertinent topics in any information setting nowadays. In response to the rise of generative AI, IFLA’s AI Special Interest Group has compiled a guide for library and information professionals. On Thursday, August 24 at 1-2:30pm ET, Ithaka S+R’s Dylan Ruediger will participate in a session at IFLA’s 88th World Library and Information Congress that will explore the opportunities, challenges…
July 27, 2023
National Forum on Libraries and Quantitative Data
In a session at the National Forum on Libraries and Quantitative Data, experts will share what we can do to cultivate citizens who understand and use data wisely. On Thursday, July 27 at 2:00-3:30 pm ET, professor Julia Bauder (Grinnell College), Lynette Hoelter (ICPSR), Steve Pierson (American Statistical Association), and Dylan Ruediger (Ithaka S+R) will provide practical advice and tools we can utilize and offer what they see for the future. Learn more and register for the session.
April 3, 2023
Findings from the Latest Ithaka S+R Library Director Survey
Ioana Hulbert will present the results of the new Ithaka S+R Library Director Survey at the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2023 Membership Meeting, scheduled to take place on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 3:25 – 3:55 pm MT. The triennial Ithaka S+R Library Director Survey is an established longitudinal research effort that captures issues that are top of mind for academic library deans and directors. Against the backdrop of the Great Resignation/Reshuffle, the pandemic, as well as new…
December 19, 2022
A New IMLS-Funded Partnership
Ithaka S+R is proud to announce our participation in a new multi-institutional partnership to facilitate the cross-industry development of collaborative library collections. The project is generously funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant for Libraries, awarded to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI), Lehigh University Libraries, and Ithaka S+R, along with 27 other partner organizations.
November 2, 2022
Mapping the Road to Implementing the ‘Nelson Memo’
On November 2 at 4:00 – 4:40 pm ET, Ithaka S+R’s Danielle Miriam Cooper will participate in a session at the 2022 Charleston Conference on the significance of the Nelson Memo and implications for libraries and publishers. The event will feature a mix of policy analysis, debate, and informed forecasting. Other speakers include Daniel Sepulveda and Robert Kiley, and the session will be moderated by Julia Kostova. Learn more about the event here.
September 22, 2022
New Project to Expand Public, State, Law, Prison, and Academic Library Collaboration
Over the past several years, public, state, academic, and law libraries have increasingly sought to serve people in prison through a variety of services. Now, with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Ithaka S+R is undertaking a planning project that will set the stage for future partnerships to develop and pilot wrap-around library services to meet the information needs of people who are currently incarcerated.
March 16, 2022
Planning for Pell Restoration for Incarcerated College Students
Effective July 2023 incarcerated people will again be eligible to receive Pell grants to support their education, ending a 29 year ban. How will academic libraries support an estimated 500,000 newly eligible incarcerated students? This ACRL panel brings together practitioners and researchers from a public, academic, and college in prison program library to discuss how libraries are currently providing services, and to share strategies for providing library access to incarcerated college students. Recognizing the power and importance of…
September 6, 2022
Announcing the Launch of a New Cohort-Based Research and Consulting Project
Data-intensive research methods are used by researchers in a wide and growing number of disciplines and are now central to the research enterprise. As these methods spread, universities are making significant investments in developing campus services to provide critical support for big data research. We are excited to announce a project that will bring together a select cohort of librarians and campus representatives to develop strategies for coordinating campus data support services.
December 13, 2016
Since taking part in ITHAKA’s The Next Wave 2016 a few weeks ago, I have been reflecting on what I heard and what it means for the libraries and publishers we work with every day. As higher education changes to meet the needs of 21st century students, libraries and publishers must also adapt. Here are just a few of the big takeaways from my perspective. We need to align behind student success. The student is no longer the 18-22-year…
May 16, 2016
Announcing a New Research Project
Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are vital issues for society in the United States and beyond. National policy discussions have catalyzed concerns that our higher education institutions are not providing the leadership on these issues that we would like to see. Ithaka S+R is today announcing our latest project examining diversity in cultural organizations, this time focusing on academic libraries. The Spring 2016 ARL meeting provided ample evidence of the importance…
March 9, 2016
Silicon Valley observers are starting to wonder if an interface change is underway. Mobile apps displaced the dominance of the web over the last several years, threatening substantial disruption for advertising behemoths like Google and leaving libraries and publishers ill-prepared to support emerging user needs. If another interface displacement of this magnitude is gathering, there is a major opportunity for libraries to leapfrog ahead. Today, some observers…