Thinking about what’s not being measured by the Ithaka S+R Survey

By reeset / On / In Asides, Digital Libraries, Library

I’d posted some not so random thoughts on the Ohio State Libraries local IT blog.  If interested, you can find it here:

In a nutshell, I’ve been struck this time around the very old-world view of the library the survey seems to be presenting to faculty.  Certainly, the survey has value, but I wonder how much value when so much of what libraries do today is beyond simply providing access to journals (in fact, I’d argue most of the interesting stuff we do for faculty has nothing to do with providing access to traditional materials).  Anyway, if you think I’m off base, let me know.