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Ithaka Faculty & Library Survey Data Available

This is based on 2006 information but it’s the third in a series (2000, 2003, 2006), so it has good value in that it is tracking changes in academic and scholarly behaviours relative to libraries.
Ithaka’s 2006 Studies of Key Stakeholders in the Digital Transformation in Higher Education
Ross Housewright and Roger Schonfeld (2008)
“Ithaka has recently released the full findings from our 2006 surveys of the behavior and attitudes of faculty members and academic librarians. These complementary studies, co-sponsored by JSTOR and by Ithaka’s incubated entities Portico, Aluka, and NITLE, have been of interest to academic librarians and scholarly publishers alike in presentations over the past year, but now we are making the dataset available as well.
The faculty study focuses on attitudes and behaviors in the transition to an increasingly electronic information environment, examining perceptions and use of information services in the research and teaching processes. The findings shed light on the relationship between faculty and the library, faculty perceptions and uses of electronic resources, the transition away from print for scholarly journals, faculty publishing preferences, e-books, digital repositories, and the preservation of scholarly journals. The librarian survey provides the perspective of senior collection development officers on many of these same issues and thereby provides the opportunity to examine the similarities and differences between faculty and librarian views.
We have prepared an in-depth white paper which details our findings and provides analysis and recommendations based on these studies, which may be found on the Ithaka website at
For those who are interested in investigating our data in greater depth, we have deposited the raw datasets from these studies with ICPSR, and the faculty and librarian studies are available at and, respectively.
The 2006 faculty study marked the third triennial research effort in this series, and we have greatly benefited from the reactions and suggestions of the community in response to these studies. We look forward to your questions and comments about these studies.
Roger C. Schonfeld
Manager of Research
151 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 500 – 2338

Posted on: August 26, 2008, 10:35 am Category: Uncategorized

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