|Kevin M. Guthrie|
Manager of Research
During the summer of 2006, with support from JSTOR and other affiliates, Ithaka commissioned a survey of librarians at colleges and universities in the United States to learn about their attitudes and preferences related to electronic research and teaching resources. More than 370 library directors and collection development directors from the smallest to the largest academic libraries participated, affording an up-to-the-minute perspective on how they view the present environment and the changes they foresee in the coming years. Some of the topics that will be discussed in this session include: views on the library and how its role is changing; the place of new electronic resources; levels of concern with archiving of both print and electronic resources; and institutional repositories and their purpose. Breakdowns by size of academic institution will be a key feature of this presentation.