Organisation

Ithaka S+R

Briefing paper

Preprints in the spotlight: establishing best practices, building trust

Preprints have been getting a lot of attention recently. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the importance of speedy dissemination of research outcomes. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the preprint landscape in the first half of 2020 as...
Survey

Ithaka S+R US library survey 2019

The Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2019 examines strategy and leadership issues from the perspective of academic library deans and directors. This project aims to provide academic librarians and higher education leaders with information about chief librarians’ visions and the opportunities and challenges they face in...
Briefing paper

What do our users need? An evidence-based approach for designing new services

This paper serves as an introduction to Ithaka S+R's methodological approach, walks through the phases of work in the Community College Libraries & Academic Support for Student Success (CCLASSS) project to illustrate in practice the steps involved, and suggests how others can adapt this process...
Guide

Unlocking the power of collaboration

This playbook discusses the conceptual grounding for higher education-focused networks and offers a set of key action steps on how to start and develop a successful network. It is based on a review of previous relevant research on collaboration and interviews with more than twenty...
Report

When research is relational: supporting the research practices of Indigenous Studies scholars

In 2017 Ithaka S+R launched a project to explore the changing research methods and practices of Indigenous Studies scholars across Canada and the United States. The goal of this report is to serve as a companion piece to the local research undertaken by the cohort...