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NOVEMBER 10, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
The Academic Library’s Role in a Time of Educational Transformation
Roger Schonfeld will present "The Academic Library's Role in a Time of Educational Transformation" at the New York Library Association (NYLA) Conference in Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 10, at 11:00 am. Methodological and technological changes...
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NOVEMBER 06, 2017 | JSTOR | EVENT
JSTOR @ Charleston Conference
Learn more at the Charleston Conference website. The post JSTOR @ Charleston Conference appeared first on About JSTOR.
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OCTOBER 31, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era
Martin Kurzweil and Stanford University’s Mitchell Stevens are holding a pre-meeting workshop, “Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era,” at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Philadelphia on October 31 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Digital...
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OCTOBER 22, 2017 | JSTOR | EVENT
JSTOR @ SAIS
Learn more at the SAIS conference website. The post JSTOR @ SAIS appeared first on About JSTOR.
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SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Universities Speak Up for Low Income Students
On September 15, from 10:15 am - 11:30 am, Martin Kurzweil will take part in a panel discussion, "American Talent Initiative: Universities Speak Up for Low-Income Students," at the NACAC Conference in Boston. The American Talent Initiative (ATI) was...
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SEPTEMBER 05, 2017 | JSTOR | EVENT
JSTOR Platform Overview
Want to know what’s new with JSTOR? Sign up for this one hour tour! We’ll cover common platform features, search techniques, and equip you with the knowledge you need to become a JSTOR power user. Register now The post JSTOR Platform Overview appeared...
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AUGUST 29, 2017 | JSTOR | EVENT
Evidence-Based Acquisition:Leveraging both usage data and librarian expertise
Library Journal and JSTOR invite you to a webcast exploring how ebook acquisition models have evolved to provide greater control and flexibility.
Panelists Brian C. Gray, Team Leader for Research Services and Engineering Librarian, Case Western...
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AUGUST 24, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
IM Publications to Preserve e-journals with Portico
IM Publications will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. IM Publications have been established for over 25 years and now specialize in Open Access and free-to-read periodicals. Their...
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AUGUST 23, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Innovation through Collaboration
In today’s economic climate, where there is an increasing demand from students and families for academic programs that are likely to lead to well-paying jobs, the pressure to innovate is high for many higher education institutions. This pressure is...
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AUGUST 22, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
The bourgeois pup: artists and dogs in the 19th-century home
Mary Cassatt. Little Girl in a Blue Armchair. 1878. The National Gallery of Art
From the wild wolves of our ancestors to today’s lap dogs,...
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AUGUST 22, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Around the web: death masks, seeing faces, and a spectacular gallery mishap
Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.; artres.com...
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AUGUST 17, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OERs), which are licensed as freely available for people to use and repurpose, have become a driving force as the education sector looks to reduce costs. OERs are associated with numerous benefits for students, including...
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AUGUST 14, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
ITHAKA at the European e-Accessibility Forum
What lessons did we learn in making JSTOR accessible to people with disabilities? And what challenges now lie in making Artstor, a resource steeped in visual art, more thoroughly accessible? This summer, Lauren Trimble, ITHAKA’s User Advocacy &...
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AUGUST 11, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
A smart take on smartphones from JSTOR Daily
A recent piece in The Atlantic highlighted the negative social and mental health effects smartphones are having on American teens. Not so fast, says Alexandra Samuel, JSTOR Daily’s tech columnist. Samuel shifts the focus to the effects of smartphone...
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AUGUST 10, 2017 | JSTOR | EVENT
Introduction to JSTOR: A Platform Overview
Want to know what’s new with JSTOR? Sign up for this 45 minute tour! We’ll cover common platform features, search techniques, and equip you with the knowledge you need to become a JSTOR power user. Register now The post Introduction to JSTOR: A Platform...
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AUGUST 10, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Lessons Learned in Collecting Student-Level Data from Multiple Higher Education Institutions
Institutions of higher education vary widely in how they define, collect, and store their students’ data, making the collection of student-level data across institutions a challenging task. Since September 2015, Ithaka S+R has served as the independent...
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AUGUST 09, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Portico’s Stephanie Orphan elected to OASPA board
The members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) have elected Stephanie Orphan, Portico’s director of publisher relations, to serve on the board of directors for a term of three years. OASPA’s mission is to support and represent...
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AUGUST 08, 2017 | JSTOR | EVENT
JSTOR for Library Administrators
Are you an account administrator for JSTOR? Join us for a free 30 minute webinar that will cover access methods, usage statistics, and resources for making JSTOR findable and usable for your institution. Register now The post JSTOR for Library...
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AUGUST 08, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
University Libraries Are Putting the Student First
Last week’s article in The Guardian from Alterline’s Ben Hickman, entitled “University libraries need to start putting the student first,” proposed that university libraries need to put evidence on student needs and practices at the heart of their...
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AUGUST 08, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Four Questions for Two Experts on the Future of Higher Education
Recently ITHAKA president Kevin Guthrie and Ithaka S+R managing director Catharine Bond Hill sat down with the Chronicle of Higher Education's Goldie Blumenstyk to discuss trends in higher education. Which innovations show the most promise and which are...
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AUGUST 07, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Reflections on “Elsevier Acquires bepress”
We are today in the midst of a profound reconfiguration of all sorts of information industries, impacting everything from journalism to entertainment. Libraries and scholarly information providers are not alone. Last week’s news of the bepress...
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AUGUST 03, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
Scientific American now available in JSTOR
JSTOR now offers the complete run of Scientific American from 1845 to 2012, with new content to be added each year. Scientific American is included in the JSTOR Life Sciences collection, where it joins more than 150 other esteemed publications. The...
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AUGUST 02, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Portico Access Alert: Stewart Postharvest Review
Portico has made the content from Stewart Postharvest Review available through the Portico archive. The content for the volumes and issues listed below is no longer available through any online platform; therefore, it has “triggered” and is available to...
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AUG.02.2017 | ITHAKA | NEWS
JSTOR Expands in the Sciences with Scientific American
JSTOR Expands in the Sciences with Scientific American   We are pleased to announce an agreement with Springer Nature to include Scientific American in JSTOR.   Scientific American is the authority on science and technology for a general audience, with...
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AUGUST 01, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
JSTOR’s new look–now easier to search and browse
You may have noticed that JSTOR has become easier to use. That’s because we recently rolled out a new visual design that enhances the searching and browsing experience, and clarifies access options. The functionality you’ve come to expect remains the...
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JULY 31, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Putting the Courseware-in-Context (CWiC) Framework into Practice
Earlier this year, Ithaka S+R was awarded a $2.46 million, multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop, test, and scale new models of entry-level math instruction in higher education. Working closely with the project partners...
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JULY 28, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Danielle Cooper Speaks at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
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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JULY 26, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Watson and the Shark: “a most usefull Lesson to Youth”
John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark, 1778. Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington
On a warm day in 1749, 14-year-old...
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JULY 25, 2017 | ITHAKA | EVENT
Meetup: Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Quality
Join our Meetup at ITHAKA's Ann Arbor offices on July 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Our focus will be sharing strategies, challenges and processes used to achieve continuous integration, delivery, and product quality.    Event Schedule:   5:30 - 6:00 Snacks...
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JULY 20, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Persuasive Cartography: collector’s choice
South America: the Land of Opportunity. A Continent of Scenic Wonders. A Paradise for the Tourist. General Information for Travelers, Detail. Lamport...
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JULY 20, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Training for a Tough Job: The Community College Presidency Pipeline
To say that the community college presidency is in flux is no overstatement. Many existing community college presidents have been reaching retirement age at a time when both the traditional presidential pipeline and rigorous leadership training programs...
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JULY 19, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Artstor sessions at the 2017 AP Annual Conference
AP Annual ConferenceJuly 26-30, 2017 Washington, DC Dana Howard, Artstor’s Senior Education & Outreach Manager for Secondary Schools, will be leading two sessions alongside fellow experts: Enhancing Common Skill Sets among...
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JULY 19, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Alternative Postsecondary Pathways
Millions of Americans receive postsecondary training through programs that don’t lead to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. What do these programs offer?  Who enrolls in them?  How do the students who complete these programs fare? These are some of the...
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JULY 17, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Don’t File It Away: Creating Actionable Survey Results
You’ve developed a thoughtful questionnaire, gathered responses, generated meaningful, insightful findings, and now want to share these results to more widely inform decision-making. How do you ensure that these findings are communicated effectively to...
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JULY 12, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Danielle Cooper Shares Findings from the Agriculture Study with USAIN Members
On July 12, at 1:00 pm (EDT), Danielle Cooper will share findings from Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Agriculture Scholars with members of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) through a webinar. USAIN was one of the...
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JULY 12, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Strategies Driving the Evolution of Academic Libraries
Christine Wolff-Eisenberg  will present on "Strategies Driving the Evolution of Academic Libraries: Findings from Ithaka’s US Library Survey 2016," at an Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) webinar on July 12 at 2:00 pm (EDT). To...
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JULY 11, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Agricultural Research, Data Management, Funder Mandates: Where Do We Go From Here?
The latest Ithaka S+R report on agriculture scholars summarizes the diverse research being undertaken in across the agricultural sciences and suggests some ways forward for the agricultural information community. One key theme in the report focuses on...
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JULY 07, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
The enduring significance of Harriet Powers’ quilts
Harriet Powers. Pictorial quilt. 1895-98. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
When the second wave feminist movement in the 1970s brought domestic art...
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JULY 06, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Peter Lang Publishing Group to Preserve e-books with Portico
Peter Lang Publishing Group will preserve e-books with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Peter Lang is an independent publishing group with over 40 years of experience in academic publishing around the world....
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JULY 06, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of Strategically Important Populations
While enrollment of international students has grown considerably in the last decade in the United States, investigations into their information practices and library needs are limited in number and are rarely conducted in a manner that enables...
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JUNE 29, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Persuasive cartography: an interview with map collector PJ Mode
Serio-Comic War Map For The Year 1877. Fred W. Rose. 1877. Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
Persuasive Cartography: The PJ Mode Collection ...
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JUNE 28, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
NEH highlights JSTOR’s Arabic-Language Digitization Project
A new article by the National Endowment for the Humanities highlights JSTOR’s Arabic-Language Digitization Project. The author details the recent 2017 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant in support of JSTOR’s plan for the digitization of...
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JUNE 27, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
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...
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JUNE 27, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Ithaka S+R and the UCLA Senior Fellows Program
Ithaka S+R is proud to be a new sponsor of the UCLA Senior Fellows program and we are delighted that Brian Schottlaender, retiring University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego, has agreed to lead the program. I have been tangentially...
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JUNE 27, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Around the web: cannabis curator, superblue crayon, and pink Guggenheim
Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.; artres.com...
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JUNE 26, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Physicians Postgraduate Press to Preserve e-journals with Portico
Physicians Postgraduate Press (PPP) is preserving their electronic content with Portico, ensuring that it will be secure and available into the future. PPP has been a leading medical publisher for nearly 80 years. PPP is the publisher of 2 medical...
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JUNE 26, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Advocacy and Assessment: Communicating and Maximizing Library Value
Earlier this year, Ithaka S+R published results from the US Library Survey 2016, which examines strategy and leadership issues from the perspective of academic library deans and directors. One of the key findings from the study was that library directors...
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JUNE 20, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally
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...
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JUNE 18, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Christine Wolff at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference
Christine Wolff and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on "Understanding Strategically Important Populations: Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of International Graduate Students," at...
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JUNE 16, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars Luncheon
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...
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JUNE 16, 2017 | ITHAKA | EVENT
A2 Tech Trek 2017
ITHAKA is pleased to take part in A2 Tech Trek 2017 on Friday, June 16.  This community-focused event sponsored by SPARK Ann Arbor showcases the diverse technology companies and organizations proliferating the downtown Ann Arbor scene.   ITHAKA is one of...
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JUNE 15, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Martin Kurzweil to Speak at ACE Webinar
On June 15, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm (EDT), Martin Kurzweil will speak at an American Council on Education (ACE) webinar on "Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances," a white paper he co-authored with Jessie Brown. To register for...
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JUNE 12, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
“Reimagining the Digital Monograph” white paper released
The JSTOR Labs team has released the final version version of “Reimagining the Digital Monograph,” a free white paper that addresses community-driven research and makes recommendations for improving the user experience of digital monographs. The draft...
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JUNE 08, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
How to Assure Quality in Higher Education?
The U.S. quality assurance system—focused mainly on accreditation as a threshold for federal financial aid eligibility—has done a poor job of assuring quality. Barely 60 percent of first-time students complete a bachelor’s degree and 40 percent complete...
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JUNE 07, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
How Can We Better Support Agriculture Scholars?
Today Ithaka S+R releases its in-depth report on the research activities of agriculture scholars as part of its ongoing program to explore the research activities of scholars by discipline. For Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Agriculture...
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JUNE 06, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
White paper notes high demand of open access ebooks on JSTOR
A white paper released by Cornell University Press reviewing their NEH Humanities Open Book Program notes exceptionally high levels of discovery and usage on JSTOR. The paper states that the 20 titles Cornell University Press is making available on JSTOR...
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JUNE 06, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
The many questions surrounding Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait
Jan van Eyck. Portrait of Giovanni(?) Arnolfini and his Wife. 1434. The National Gallery, London
June is the most popular month to marry, an...
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JUNE 05, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Leading Innovation: A Seminar for Department Chairs
Department chairs play a critical role in their institutions, helping to make important hiring and budget decisions and increasingly playing a crucial role in innovations around teaching, learning, and technology. Yet, while the department chair is...
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JUNE 02, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Being there: Robert Capa’s photographs of Omaha Beach on D-Day
Robert Capa. Normandy; Operation Overlord; German soldiers captured by American forces. 1944. ©ROBERT CAPA © 2001 By Cornell Capa / Magnum Photos...
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JUNE 01, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
German National Consortium Signs Digital Preservation Agreement with Portico
Portico and a national consortium of German academic institutions today announced an agreement for consortium member libraries to join the Portico digital preservation service. By participating in Portico, German institutions and the communities they...
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JUNE 01, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
Digital preservation service Portico welcomes its 1,000th library
Portico, ITHAKA’s digital preservation service, welcomed the University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany as its 1,000th participant this month. The Library is one of 53 German institutions that joined following an exhaustive evaluation funded by...
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MAY 30, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Re-Framing Advanced Subject Degrees for Library Work
Late last week my librarian twitter-sphere erupted into a new round of what is a regular topic of debate about the place for advanced subject degrees in the profession (for example, see here and here). Proponents argue that advanced subject degrees can...
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MAY 30, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Portico Welcomes 1,000th Library Supporting Digital Preservation
The digital preservation service Portico (www.portico.org) is pleased to announce the University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, as its 1,000th participating library. Since its inception in 2006, libraries have relied on Portico to preserve...
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MAY 24, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Now available: 10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast
Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild...
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MAY 23, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Coming soon: an improved Artstor
We’re thrilled to announce that we will be releasing an updated Digital Library this summer. This is a first step in improving our support of digital image-based teaching and scholarship, and toward the longer-term goal of creating an integrated...
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MAY 23, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Leveraging Regret: Maximizing Survey Participation at the Duke University Libraries
Students are a notoriously difficult population to recruit for surveys. To combat this, Ithaka S+R has developed a number of strategies to encourage participation in our local surveys of undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Crafting...
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MAY 23, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Around the web: what do gloves, latte, and LEGO have to do with art?
In 1967, the art critic Michael Fried wrote an essay about Minimalism called “Art and Objecthood”; this isn’t at all what he meant by it, but it’s the perfect description for the following links: We’ll start off with 11 everyday objects transformed into...
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MAY 19, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Dedicated Juncture Researcher’s Association to Preserve e-journals with Portico
Dedicated Juncture Researcher’s Association will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. For more information, please visit the publisher’s page on the Portico website.
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MAY 19, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry to Preserve e-journals with Portico
James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. The College of Medicine and Dentistry is a constituent body of James Cook University. JCU is a...
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MAY 19, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
John Libbey Eurotext to Preserve e-journals with Portico
John Libbey Eurotext will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. John Libbey Eurotext is a Franco-British publisher specializing in scientific journals and books. For more information, please...
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MAY 18, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Christine Wolff-Eisenberg
Christine Wolff-Eisenberg will join Bryan Alexander for his Future Trends Forum on Thursday, May 18, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Christine will discuss findings from the Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2016 and other related projects. Future Trends Forum, hosted...
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MAY 18, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Looking at Library Information Technology, Leadership, and Culture
Last year, I wrote on the changing organizational structure of academic libraries. Across my interviews with the former and current directors of large research libraries, I found a number of areas where these leaders were taking similar approaches—in...
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MAY 17, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Staying true to the ethos of zines at OCAD U
We invited Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone Librarian at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, to tell us about the collection of zines they are making openly available to everyone through Shared Shelf. The OCAD U Zine...
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MAY 17, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
JSTOR and AAAS further expand access to Science
JSTOR and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are pleased to announce they have renewed their longstanding agreement to preserve and make available over 100 years of Science via the JSTOR platform. JSTOR and AAAS first began...
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MAY 11, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
The Voice of Library Directors
What kinds of strategies are library leaders pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? What constraints do they recognize as limiting their ability to pursue these strategies? And what investments are they making strategically and...
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MAY 11, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Now available: more than 35,000 additional images in photojournalism from Magnum Photos
Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing our total to approximately 116,000* of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and...
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MAY 09, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Now available: 1,500+ additional photographs from Panos Pictures
Jeremy Horner. Devotees at the Krishna Temple of Shriji, during Lathmar Holi. 2011. © Jeremy Horner / Panos Pictures. Image and original data provided...
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MAY 09, 2017 | ITHAKA | EVENT
Kevin Guthrie at the ASU-GSV 2017 Summit
ITHAKA President Kevin Guthrie will moderate a panel at the ASU-GSV 2017 Summit. Join Kevin along with leaders from AdmitHub, Gradescope, McGraw-Hill, and Western Governors University for this can't-miss conversation about one of the most important tech...
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MAY 08, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Portico Archive Hits Terabyte Milestone
Earlier this year, Portico hit a big milestone: we now preserve 400 Terabytes (TB) of data. For some (say NASA) this number may not sound that big, but consider what it represents: 68 million articles, 794 million images, 3.7 million digitized historical...
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MAY 04 - 06, 2017 | ITHAKA | EVENT
Join Us at Agile & Beyond
Our team will be joining 800+ professionals at Agile & Beyond on May 4-5, 2017 in Ypsilanti, MI.  We've spent the last few years changing our practices, technology, and culture to build software products better and faster.     Here are just some of...
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MAY 03, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Library Directors and Discovery: A Changing Perspective?
As research and teaching practices evolve in the context of substantial environmental change within higher education, the ways in which scholars discover resources for these practices have shifted. In addition to providing traditional print resources,...
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APRIL 27, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Science and history converge in Cornell’s glacier photographs
Black iceberg. 1909. Image provided by Cornell University.
Cornell’s Historic Glacial Images of Alaska and Greenland archive is a magnificent...
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APRIL 26, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Bard Graduate Center Gallery: expanding the art historical canon
Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture, Installation view; 2014. Image and original data contributed by Bard...
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APRIL 25, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Growing the American Talent Initiative
In December 2016, Ithaka S+R, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, launched the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a venture aimed at substantially expanding the number of talented low- and moderate-...
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APRIL 25, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Around the web: George Washington, Farrah Fawcett, and your own art doppelgänger
Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.; artres.com...
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APRIL 24, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Martin Kurzweil to Deliver Keynote Address on Responsible Use of Student Data
Martin Kurzweil will deliver a keynote address on the "Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era" at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum at the University of Arizona. His talk is scheduled for 8:00 am on Monday, April 24. Registration...
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APRIL 20, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Why Are Libraries Changing Their Look?
Yesterday, Teresa Watanabe at the Los Angeles Times reported on universities across the country redesigning libraries for the 21st century by focusing less on books and more on space. Findings from the Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2016, which queried...
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APRIL 20, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Now available: 2,600 images from Bard Graduate Center
Thomas Hope: Regency Designer, Installation view; 2008. Image and original data contributed by Bard Graduate Center Gallery
Artstor and Bard...
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APRIL 19, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Why Libraries Collaborate
While academic libraries in the United States have actively collaborated with each other for more than 100 years, the digital turn has brought an explosion of interest in and pursuit of cross-institutional collaboration. These include large-scale digital...
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APRIL 14, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Synchro Publishing to Preserve e-journals with Portico
Synchro Publishing will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Synchro is a domain of emerging researchers who aspire to get their papers published. The journals published by Synchro enclose...
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APRIL 14, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Ergon Creación to Preserve e-journals with Portico
Ergon Creación will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Ergon is a publishing company with over 30 years of experience in the medical-pharmaceutical sector. “A big number of publishers and...
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APRIL 13, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Roger Schonfeld Selected to Deliver Bryant Jackson Lecture
On Thursday, April 13, Roger Schonfeld will deliver the Bryant Jackson Lecture at Illinois State University's Milner Library. He will speak on "The Library's Academic Support Role in a Time of Educational Transformation." The Bryant Jackson Lectureship,...
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APRIL 13, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
William Blake: the original fan artist
William Blake; Pity; ca. 1795. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
William Blake is perhaps the most famous artist born out of the British...
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APRIL 12, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Forthcoming Case Studies of Eight Art Museums
This month we are very excited to begin qualitative research on inclusion, diversity, and equity issues in eight American art museums. This research builds on a previous study we undertook on behalf of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in consultation...
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APRIL 10, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
University Futures; Library Futures
OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R have studied and written extensively about the evolution of higher education and the implications of this evolution for the organizational structure and services of libraries. Today, we are announcing a new project, “...
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APRIL 10, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Taking a Closer Look at Talent Management
Last week, Ithaka S+R published results from the US Library Survey 2016. This report examines the perspectives of library deans and directors on strategy and priorities broadly. This cycle, we expanded our coverage of issues related to talent management...
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APRIL 05, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
The many firsts of SFMOMA
To celebrate the recent addition of nearly 500 images from SFMOMA’s permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, Nancy Minty, Artstor’s collections editor, examines more than 80 years of a pioneering institution. Since 2009, the San Francisco...
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APRIL 04, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Supporting Scholarly Research Practices at Scale in the Humanities
Substantial evidence from many sources shows that digital innovation has led to changing research practices among some humanities faculty, necessitating the creation of new forms of expert consultation and training in technologies. But, which of these...
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APRIL 03, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Presentation on the US Library Survey 2016 Findings
Roger Schonfeld will present on the key findings of the US Library Survey 2016 at the CNI Spring 2017 Membership Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 3 at 2:45 pm. How are library leaders making investments in the future of their organizations?...
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APRIL 03, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Shaping the Academic Library
Today, Ithaka S+R is releasing the US Library Survey 2016, which tracks the perspectives and practices of academic libraries whose institutions offer a bachelor’s degree or higher. We achieved strong participation by library deans and directors, with a...
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APRIL 01, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
New service: Artstor Analog
Amidst the boom in our increasingly digital lives, people are returning to analog objects. For the first time ever, sales of vinyl records have outstripped digital sales, with more than 3 million LP sales reported in 2016, and in what Publishers Weekly...
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MARCH 29, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
JSTOR receives $50,000 NEH grant
Today, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced funding for 208 humanities projects, including a $50,000 grant to JSTOR to support research on the high-quality digitization and digital preservation of Arabic-language scholarly journals....
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MARCH 28, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Now available: additional images from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Edward Weston, Cabbage Leaf, 1931-1951. Image and data from SFMOMA; © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents / Artist Rights...
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MARCH 27, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Improving math instruction is key to raising college graduation rates
Each year nearly half of U.S. high school graduates who begin college are forced to take remedial math before they can take college courses for credit. For most, this remediation requirement is unexpected and a substantial barrier to earning a college...
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MARCH 24, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
The women who shaped America, in photographs
Unknown; Young women holding a sign which reads, ‘Self Supporting Women.’ Several other women grouped near the banner are holding balls; 1914. This...
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MARCH 23, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
New JSTOR resource and collaboration to advance environmental research
Among the most critical areas of study at academic institutions today is our changing environment and its impact on society. It is also one of the most challenging given its fundamentally transdisciplinary nature and the range of publications, data, and...
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MARCH 20, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Around the web: caveman pointillism, museum jumping jacks, and a vacant-lot colossus
Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.; artres.com...
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MARCH 17, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
“Warhol’s legacy belongs to the world”–an interview with the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Michael Hermann
Artstor has recently made available images of commercial art, canonical works, and thousands of personal Polaroids from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Artstor’s Damian Shand speaks to Michael Hermann, the Foundation’s director of...
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MARCH 16, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Addressing the unaddressed: Tuskegee University’s Hidden Audio Collections, 1957-1971
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at the TCA meeting, 1957. Courtesy of the Tuskegee University Archives, P.H. Polk Collection, 2017.
Tuskegee...
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MARCH 13, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Can an Investment in Instruction Improve a College’s Bottom Line?
Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to simultaneously cut costs and improve student learning outcomes. There is a perceived tension between these goals: the conventional wisdom is that increasing instructional quality is not possible...
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MARCH 12, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances
On March 12, Martin Kurzweil is speaking on "Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances" at the American Council on Education's Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Interviewed by ACE's Steven Taylor, Kurzweil and Kenneth Furton,...
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MARCH 09, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
Global Plants growth in 2016
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our partner herbaria around the world, we wrapped up 2016 with more than 255,400 newly published digital objects, bringing the total to 2,879,000 objects available in Global Plants for your research. We received...
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MARCH 09, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
New ways of seeing Warhol – new collections in the Artstor Digital Library
Michael Hermann, Director of Licensing at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, explains how the Foundation’s collections in the Artstor Digital Library provide a comprehensive view of Warhol’s cultural impact–as well as...
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MARCH 09, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Now Available: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts collections
Artstor and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have released more than 35,000* images of Warhol’s work in the Artstor Digital Library in two extensive collections–Warhol’s Oeuvre and the Photographic Legacy Project. This extensive launch...
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FEBRUARY 27, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Teaching the principles and elements of design with Artstor (Part 2)
  In our previous post I introduced our new Principles and Elements of Design resource (which you can find in Teaching Resources under Studio Art) and spoke about the elements of design; in this post, we look at the principles. As with the series of...
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FEBRUARY 24, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Teaching the principles and elements of design with Artstor (Part 1)
One of the most daunting challenges I faced teaching in a high school art program was developing a common language to articulate the principles and elements of design. Helping students hone those communication skills made critique easier but took a lot...
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FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries Joins Portico
Portico and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) today announced a historic 10-year consortium-wide agreement that brings all CSAL primary member libraries in as Portico participants. By joining Portico, Swiss libraries and the communities...
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FEBRUARY 22, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Art Museums
How diverse are America’s art museums? In terms of one measure—employee demographics—not very. A 2014 study, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and undertaken by Ithaka S+R in partnership with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), showed...
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FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Convening on the Future of Higher Education Quality Assurance
There is a growing consensus among those who study and work in higher education, and those who make policy for higher education, that the current U.S. system of higher education quality assurance is not working. While recognition of the problem is...
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FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Finding Funds to Support Student Access and Success
There is ample evidence that low- and moderate-income students with the talent to earn admission thrive at top institutions when their financial needs are met, and graduate at higher rates than they do at less competitive schools. Yet, most top-...
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FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
Update: Plants & Society
We are continuing to make progress on the development of a new collection inspired by Global Plants, which will include a set of journals, books, and over 100,000 primary source objects ranging from nursery catalogues to expedition maps and records of...
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FEBRUARY 08, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
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...
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FEBRUARY 07, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
The Boundless Treasures of The Met: 375,000 public domain images now available through Open Access!
Egyptian, Fragmentary Head of a Queen, 1352-1356 B.C.E. Image provided by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Today’s Open Access initiative by the...
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FEBRUARY 06, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Around the web: professional cheese sculptor edition
Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.; artres.com...
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FEBRUARY 04, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
Knowledge Unlatched and JSTOR to study usage of Open Access books
Berlin/New York, Feb 6, 2017. Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the Open Access initiative supporting monographs in the humanities and social sciences, and JSTOR, the digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, are partnering to study usage...
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FEBRUARY 04, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
Knowledge Unlatched and JSTOR to study usage of Open Access books
Berlin/New York, Feb 6, 2017. Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the Open Access initiative...
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FEBRUARY 03, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Artstor Tips for Semester Startup
Jacobello dalle Masegne and Pier Paolo dalle Masegne; Tomb of Giovanni da Legnano; detail of Students Reading; Museo civico, Bologna. © 2006, SCALA,...
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FEBRUARY 02, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
The Strategic Investments of Content Providers
Today’s news that Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO provides the latest opportunity for insight into the remarkable evolution of the largest and most sophisticated academic content providers. From Elsevier and Springer to EBSCO and ProQuest...
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JANUARY 31, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Dataset for DCLA Diversity Survey Available at the National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture
In 2015, Ithaka S+R partnered with New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs to conduct a survey to measure the demographics of the city’s cultural sector. The report of findings was published in January 2016, and is available on our website....
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JANUARY 31, 2017 | PORTICO | NEWS
Portico Access Alert: Arbitration Law Reports and Review and BoneKEy Reports now available
Content from the following journals is now available through the Portico archive. Arbitration Law Reports and Review, formerly published by Oxford University Press BoneKEy Reports, formerly published by Springer Nature  The content for the volumes and...
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JANUARY 28, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Frederic Edwin Church’s The Icebergs and the tragedy of the Arctic Sublime
Frederic Edwin Church, The Icebergs, 1861. Image and original data provided by the Dallas Museum of Art
The search for the Northwest passage, an...
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JANUARY 25, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Artstor at the ARLIS-NA Conference 2017
ARLIS-NA ConferenceFebruary 5-9New Orleans, LA We look forward to seeing you at one of the many events we have scheduled at this year’s Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference! Check out the list...
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JANUARY 23, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives on Understanding and Supporting Research Habits
How do various stakeholders in higher education believe that research habits can be best developed and supported?  And how important is the role of the library in developing these skills? Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to share findings on...
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JANUARY 20, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
JSTOR Library Digest - Winter 2017
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JANUARY 19, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
LYRASIS and its Inclusive Leadership Model
Before being named CEO of LYRASIS, Robert Miller was the General Manager of Digital Libraries at the Internet Archive, where he oversaw the scanning of millions of books in both the United States and in a host of other countries. It is my opinion that...
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JANUARY 18, 2017 | JSTOR | NEWS
Data Release: 2016-2017 Titles (October - January)
 January 2017 Release Content
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JANUARY 17, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Help Needed
In November, several colleagues and I met with a group of graduate students in the humanities who were interested in exploring careers outside of academia. Our conversation spanned a number of topics related to these students’ academic and career goals,...
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JANUARY 12, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
Diverging Application, Admission, and Enrollment Trends between Not-For-Profit and For-Profit Institutions
Whether due to the Common Application, improved marketing efforts on the part of colleges and universities, or greater pressure on high school students, there has been a well-documented increase in the number of college applicants and applications,...
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JANUARY 10, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | EVENT
Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success
Ithaka S+R's Christine Wolff will join Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Lawrence, EBSCO, for an NFAIS webinar on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Registration for "Information Literacy:...
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JANUARY 04, 2017 | ARTSTOR | NEWS
Sticky art: the Street Art Graphics collection
Catherine Tedford, the director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University, curates the Street Art Graphics collection, undeniably one of the coolest resources in Shared Shelf Commons. Here she shares the history of street stickers...
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JANUARY 04, 2017 | ITHAKA S+R | NEWS
The Future of the Print Record
The Modern Language Association’s Working Group on the Future of the Print Record released its report last month and I urge the library community to consider it carefully and respond. As a member of the working group, I have been impressed with the...
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