Ross Housewright


I'm a senior analyst at Ithaka S+R, a non-profit focused promoting innovation and the use of technology in higher education and libraries. I develop and implement high-profile grant-funded and consulting projects that address pressing challenges facing the library community in a digital environment. My work at Ithaka S+R has focused on supporting libraries in developing effective strategies to efficiently and effectively support their users long-term priorities in a rapidly changing electronic environment. Major themes have included the changing information service needs of faculty (based on large-scale surveys of faculty attitudes and practices), print collections management and preservation, and government information, as well as broad thinking about the changing on-campus role of the library and opportunities for libraries to work collaboratively to support shared values.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports
    • Author

     As journals are increasingly accessed in digitized form, many libraries have grown interested in de-accessioning little-used print originals; but desires to repurpose space often come into conflict with concerns about preservation.

EDUCAUSE Presentations