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Principal Investigator(s): Long, Matthew P., Ithaka S+R; Schonfeld, Roger C., Ithaka S+R
The Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010 was an attitudinal survey of library directors at the libraries of institutions that grant degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. The survey focused on themes such as the future of the academic library, strategies library administrators are pursuing for their libraries, the management of print journal collections, the development of new digital collections, services provided to library patrons, the creation of new services to meet changing user needs, and practices for digital preservation. It also measured the attitudes of the library community towards e-books, open access, purchasing decisions, and collections management.
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Long, Matthew P., and Roger C. Schonfeld. Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors. ICPSR33862-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-11-15. doi:10.3886/ICPSR33862.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33862.v2
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Directors of academic libraries at colleges and universities in the United States that grant bachelor's degrees or higher.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Further information on this study, including the full report, may be found at the Ithaka S+R web site.
Study Purpose: This study aims to help academic libraries and other members of the higher education community understand the changing role of the library and how to strategically adapt to an increasingly digital environment.
Study Design: Please see the "Original P.I. Methodology" section of the ICPSR codebook for details.
Sample: Please see the "Original P.I. Methodology" section of the ICPSR codebook for details.
Mode of Data Collection: web-based survey
Description of Variables: Variables include information about library and staff including position, balance of research and teaching at institutions, group memberships of libraries, library strategies, opinions and attitudes of staff, library budget, library services, and moving from print to online or electronic resources.
Response Rates: Please see the "Original P.I. Methodology" section of the ICPSR codebook for details.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2012-06-08
- 2013-11-15 The codebook has been updated.
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