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January 11, 2018

Innovative Trends in Academic Libraries

Danielle Cooper Yeshiva University Symposium

On Thursday, January 11, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Danielle Cooper is speaking on “Digital Humanities: Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars” at Yeshiva University. Her talk is part of Yeshiva’s “Mini Symposium on Innovative Trends in Academic Libraries.” For more information, see the conference website. Danielle’s talk is drawn from the Research Support Services project on religious studies.
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June 27, 2017

Danielle Cooper Speaks at the Catholic Research Resources Alliance Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, June 27, Danielle Cooper will share findings from “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars” with the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) in Chicago. When: Tuesday, June 27, 9:00 – 9:45 am Where: Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St Chicago, IL Registration is open to all CRRA members, partners, friends, and guests.    …
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June 20, 2017

Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally

Danielle Cooper at the EBLIP Conference

Danielle Cooper will present “Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally: Ithaka S+R’s Religious Studies Conference” at the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia. Her talk will begin at 11:30 on Tuesday, June 20. For more information, please visit the conference website Abstract Objective: What resources and services do faculty members need to be successful in their research? The answer likely depends on their discipline. By embracing multi-institutional approaches to evidence collection academic libraries can develop…
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June 16, 2017

Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars Luncheon

Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld at ATLA Annual Conference

Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld will be at the American Theological Library Association’s Annual Conference on Friday, June 16, to discuss “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars.” They will be joined by ATLA executive director Brenda Bailey-Hainer, the American Academy of Religion executive director Jack Fitzmier, and John Kutsko, the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature. This lunchtime event is open to registrants of ATLA’s annual conference. From the conference website: In early…
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February 8, 2017

Collaborating to Support Religious Studies Scholars

Today, we are publishing a report that grew out of a new type of collaboration facilitated by Ithaka S+R. As we continue to study the research practices of faculty in particular disciplines, we have developed a model that harnesses the knowledge and expertise of librarians on the ground. For Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars, sponsored by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) with additional support from the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society…
Research Report
February 8, 2017

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars

Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program is a series of projects that investigate the research support needs of scholars by their discipline. In 2016 Ithaka S+R examined the changing research methods and practices of academic religious studies scholars in the United States, with the goal of identifying services to better support them. The project was undertaken collaboratively with research teams at 18 academic libraries and the American Theological Library Association with guidance from an advisory committee. The goal of this…
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July 28, 2017

Danielle Cooper Speaks at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting

Sharing Findings on Religious Studies

Danielle Cooper will share findings from the religious studies project at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists on July 28, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
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August 11, 2016

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Faith-Oriented Institutions

Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion is an issue of ever-growing importance in libraries and archives but to what extent can these principles be universally applied? At Ithaka S+R we recently fielded a study on representation in the New York cultural sector and are now working on a study on representation within the academic library community. I have also experienced the palpable interest in these issues in the library and archives sphere first hand through two conferences I recently…
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August 5, 2016

Danielle Cooper at the Society of American Archivists Meeting

Danielle Cooper will be speaking on a panel about religious collections at the Society of American Archivists meeting in Atlanta on Friday, August 5 at 1 pm. From the conference program: “In 2012, Terry Cook described a paradigm shift in which the archival raison d’être shifts from the preservation of evidence to the definition of community. From this premise, we present a panel that considers the intersections between community archives and religious archives.” Cooper has been leading Ithaka S+R’s…
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October 31, 2016

Ithaka S+R’s Local Surveys and Research Support Services

At the Library Assessment Conference

At the Library Assessment Conference, Christine Wolff and Danielle Cooper will be joined by several library partners to discuss the impact of two Ithaka S+R initiatives: Research Support Services and Local Surveys. These presentations will take place at the “Ithaka” concurrent session from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Monday, October 31. For more information about the conference, please see http://libraryassessment.org/index.shtml. Ithaka S+R Surveys of Students and Faculty “Lessons from the 2015 UCSC Instance of the Ithaka…
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June 17, 2016

Danielle Cooper at ATLA’s Annual Conference

Danielle Cooper will speak on “Investigating the Needs of Scholars: A Multi-Institutional Collaborative Approach,” at the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference on June 17, in Long Beach, California. Ithaka S+R, in partnership with ATLA, the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and 18 libraries in the US, is examining the research activities of religious studies and theology scholars. During spring semester 2016, the participating libraries and ATLA assembled research teams and conducted semi-structured interviews…
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June 3, 2016

Danielle Cooper at the Association of Canadian Archivists Conference

Danielle Cooper will present on the “User Access: Research & Innovation” panel at the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists on June 3 in Montreal. Cooper will share information about the Research Support Services project on religious studies that she is currently coordinating. Speaking on “Understanding Archives Users: Research-driven Approaches to Innovation,” Cooper will describe the methodological design of and initial findings from Ithaka S+R’s religious studies project in order to share how qualitative research can be designed accessibly and effectively towards understanding…
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January 19, 2016

Religious Studies Project Launch and Training Workshop

My colleague Roger Schonfeld and I launched the religious studies project at Pitts Theology Library at Emory University on January 7 and 8 with the first of two methods training workshops for our institutional collaborators. With funding from lead sponsor the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), as well as the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the religious studies project brings together local research teams from eighteen higher education institutions to investigate the…
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February 11, 2016

Workshop for the Research Support Services Project on Religious Sudies

On February 11-12, Ithaka S+R will hold a workshop at Columbia University in New York City for the participants in our Research Support Services project on Religious Studies. Through the Research Support Service series, Ithaka S+R collaborates with libraries and scholarly societies to take a deep dive into a particular discipline to uncover the unique needs of scholars in that field. At the beginning of each project, we hold workshops for the research teams from each participating institution. These teams include subject…
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January 7, 2016

Research Support Services Workshop

For Participants in the Religious Studies Project

On January 7-8, Ithaka S+R will hold a workshop at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for the participants in our Research Support Services project on Religious Studies. A second workshop is scheduled for February 11-12 at Columbia University in New York City. Through the Research Support Service series, Ithaka S+R collaborates with libraries and scholarly societies to take a deep dive into a particular discipline to uncover the unique needs of scholars in that field. At the beginning of each project,…
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December 22, 2015

Looking at the Research Needs of Religious Studies Scholars

This fall, Ithaka S+R announced plans for a series of new projects to examine the research practices of scholars in three diverse fields. These projects are being conducted in close partnership with scholarly societies and libraries and will provide valuable insight for libraries and other service providers of research support services. I am writing today with an update of the strong progress we are making on the first…
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October 26, 2015

Announcing Three New Projects

Research Support Services Projects in Agriculture, Asian Studies, and Religious Studies

Ithaka S+R is adjusting and expanding our studies of the research practices and support needs of scholars in individual fields of study to conduct them in partnerships with libraries and learned societies. Libraries that participate will learn a great deal about the needs of their scholars, while providing a valuable professional development opportunity for their librarians.  Through this partnership, we will generate a richly illustrated description of the field’s practices and needs and make actionable recommendations for how libraries…