Organizing Information Infrastructure for Academia
Roger Schonfeld leads the research group at Ithaka, where he analyzes the impacts that new technologies are having on higher education to help the community respond strategically. His recent work has focused on the transition to an electronic-only environment for scholarly resources, faculty attitudes and research patterns in this emerging environment, and the history and future of preservation and book survivability. Roger currently serves on the NSF Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.
Previously, Roger was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. There, he collaborated on The Game of Life: College Sports and Academic Values with James Shulman and William G. Bowen (Princeton University Press, 2000), principally performing statistical and financial analysis. He also wrote JSTOR: A History (Princeton University Press, 2003), which examines business models for the shift to an online environment for scholarly texts by focusing on how JSTOR developed into a self-sustaining not-for-profit organization. Roger has a BA in English Literature from Yale University.