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"Case Studies in Sustainability" from Ithaka S+R

From Marita La Monica, ITHAKA

New York, NY Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, revisited twelve digital projects first profiled in 2009 to understand the impact of the economic downturn on each project’s sustainability model. Ithaka S+R will be releasing a final report, a toolkit, and offering a series of free webinars in October 2011.

To download the individual case studies and to receive alerts on the October release, visit

The cases covered include scholar-led initiatives, library and museum projects, and publishing projects with a diverse range of revenue models (e.g., subscription-based projects, endowment-funded resources, and open access digital libraries):

-Department of Digital Humanities (formerly Centre for Computing in the Humanities), King’s College London (UK)

-DigiZeitschriften, Göttingen State and University Library (Germany)

-eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University (USA)

-Electronic Enlightenment, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (UK)

-Hindawi Publishing Corporation (Egypt)

-Inamédiapro and, L’Institut national de l’audiovisuel (France)

-Licensed Internet Associates Programme, The National Archives (UK)

-The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways, National Science Digital Library, The Ohio State University (USA)

-Southampton Library Digitisation Unit (formerly BOPCRIS), Hartley Library, University of Southampton (UK)

-Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University (USA)

-Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, University of California, Irvine (USA)

-V&A Images, Victoria and Albert Museum (UK)

For the full announcement, visit:

About Ithaka S+R
Ithaka S+R ( is a strategic consulting and research service that focuses on the transformation of scholarship and teaching in an online environment, with the goal of identifying the critical issues facing our community and acting as a catalyst for change.   Ithaka S+R is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. JSTOR, a research and learning platform, and Portico, a digital preservation service, are also part of ITHAKA.