February 27, 2017

ITHAKA’s Next Wave: How Macro Changes in Higher Ed Shape Strategy

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For its 2016 Next Wave conference, scholarly nonprofit organization ITHAKA brought together nearly 200 academic librarians, publishers, technology partners, and scholars at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel on November 30 to take a look at what may lie ahead for academia. “The Bigger Picture: How Macro Changes in Higher Education Should Shape Your Strategy” condensed what had previously been spread over two days into one all-day session, with a strong focus on academic professionals’ take on the landscape.

Does Retention Matter in Alt-Higher Ed? | From the Bell Tower

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Retention, or demonstrating the connection between it and library use, is central to the library value proposition—or we’d like it to be. Research on retention may help us figure out how to best demonstrate that connection—but in a drastically altered higher ed landscape, it may matter far less.