Dear list members,
Ithaka S+R is launching a new research program—Research Support Services for Scholars (announcement below). We are looking for community feedback during the research process so if you support the fields Ithaka S+R is studying, please join us in discussion atwww.researchsupportservices.net over the coming months.
Ithaka S+R is pleased to announce a new program, Research Support Services for Scholars, that will comprise a series of discipline-specific research projects aimed to provide critically needed research about the evolving behavior and needs of scholars to the information support service providers who work with them. Based on this research, Ithaka S+R will make recommendations regarding the future of support services for scholars and how information service providers—such as libraries, computing support centers, scholarly societies, and publishers—can support their needs.
Ithaka S+R begins this international research program with two projects: a research project in chemistry, with support from JISC and an emphasis on the needs of UK chemists, and a research project in history, with support from the National Endowment of the Humanities and an emphasis on US historians.
Read more about the program and projects: http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/research/research-support-services-for-scholars
About Ithaka S+R
Ithaka S+R (http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r) is a strategic consulting and research service that focuses on the transformation of scholarship and teaching in an online environment, with the goal of identifying the critical issues facing our community and acting as a catalyst for change. Ithaka S+R is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. JSTOR, a research and learning platform, and Portico, a digital preservation service, are also part of ITHAKA.
ITHAKA (www.ithaka.org) is a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. We provide innovative services that benefit higher education, including Ithaka S+R, JSTOR, and Portico.