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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Tuesday, April 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Supporting Scholarly Research Practices at Scale in the Humanities: A Deep Dive into Faculty Research Practices in Art History, History and Religious Studies

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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 needs for new services among early adopters are becoming the needs of the faculty-at-large? In this presentation we compare findings across three of Ithaka S+R’s large-scale cross-institutional qualitative research projects on scholars in history (2012), art history (2013) and religious studies (2017) focusing on their adoption of new research methods, and their approaches to information discovery and information management. In this presentation, we will examine both disciplinary and shared needs and suggest opportunities for more systematic approaches to delivering the research support needs of humanists. As many institutional programs are still in the early phases of creating programs to support emerging research activities, understanding how the wider humanities field is engaging with digital innovation is crucial to identifying and prioritizing which initiatives should be scaled up, how and by whom.


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Danielle Cooper

Senior Researcher, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R
Danielle Cooper is an analyst at Ithaka S+R in the Libraries and Scholarly Communication program, where she utilizes her combined expertise as a professional librarian and library ethnographer towards helping organizations understand and improve their information-based spaces and services. As part of her work she coordinates the Research Support Services program, which develops large-scale collaborative projects with academic libraries to... Read More →
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Roger C. Schonfeld

Director, Library and Scholarly Communications, Ithaka S+R
Roger is program director at Ithaka S+R. There, he leads strategic consulting, surveys, and other research projects, designed for academic libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies. Recently, Roger has led the development of Ithaka S+R’s surveys for individual colleges and universities, to help them better serve the needs of their own faculty members and students. He has also led research and consulting projects on collections... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
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