May 24, 2022

Ithaka S+R Releases US Faculty Survey 2012

Update: Library Journal’s Meredith Schwartz  has written, Ithaka Survey: Humanities Faculty Love the Library; Scientists Less Enthusiastic” highlighting key findings from the report. 

From an Ithaka Announcement:

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey has focused since its inception on capturing an accurate picture of faculty members’ practices, attitudes, and needs. In the fifth triennial cycle, fielded in fall 2012, the survey focused on research and teaching practices broadly, as well as the dissemination, collecting, discovery, and access of research and teaching materials.

Major topics covered by the survey include:

  • Research processes: The processes through which scholars perform their research, focusing principally on the use of research materials in secondary and primary research.
  • Teaching practices: The pedagogical methods that faculty members are adopting and the ways that they draw on content and support services in their teaching.
  • Scholarly communications: Formal and informal methods by which scholars communicate with each other, the ways in which the types of materials and information exchanged in these processes are evolving, and needs for various kinds of publishing support services.
  • The library: How faculty members perceive the roles and value of their institutional library, touching on the roles the library plays in supporting many of the above activities.
  • Scholarly societies: How faculty members perceive the roles and value of their primary scholarly society, including in supporting both formal and informal communications between scholars.

Full Text

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by Ross HousewrightRoger C. Schonfeld, and Kate Wulfson
79 pages; PDF

CNI Presentation

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48 slides from an April 5, 2012 presentation about the report by Deanna Marcum and Roger Schoenfeld from Ithaka.

Note: Report Co-Authors Ross Housewright and Roger Schoenfeld will share findings from the report at a luncheon this Friday (April 12, 2013) during ACRL.

Access Previous Reports in the Faculty Survey Series

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