|Roger C. Schonfeld
Manager of Research
During the fall of 2006, Ithaka (along with its affiliates JSTOR and Portico) commissioned a large survey of faculty at colleges and universities in the United States to learn about their habits and preferences related to electronic research and teaching resources. Faculty members are moving to the new electronic environment at different rates, with discipline being among the most significant factors explaining their differences. More than 4,100 faculty from numerous academic disciplines responded.
Some of the topics that will be discussed in this project briefing include: faculty’s views of the library and how its role is changing; their increasing use of and satisfaction with electronic research resources (including e-books); their attitudes towards the transition away from print format for scholarly journals; and their levels of concern with archiving of both print and electronic resources. Comparisons will be made with baseline findings from 2000 and 2003 whenever possible (the findings of which were presented at CNI sSring Task Force meetings in 2001 and 2002), along with our 2006 librarian study (the findings of which were presented at the CNI Fall Task Force meeting in 2006).