Roger C. Schonfeld is director of Ithaka S+R’s Library and Scholarly Communication program. He leads a team of methodological experts and analysts that conducts research and provides advisory services for academic libraries, scholarly publishers, museums, and learned societies.
Throughout his career of nearly 20 years, Roger’s leadership has helped libraries and publishers to bring collections and publications to the digital environment in ways that advance preservation and access alike. In recent years, he has focused on strategy for an environment of pervasive free availability to content. His analysis of efforts to own and monetize discovery, preprints, laboratory work, and other parts of the researcher workflow help libraries and publishers alike understand acquisitions and manage risk in a post-open ecosystem.
Roger and his team help libraries and publishers understand and serve changing academic needs and identify new priorities for supporting teaching, learning, and scholarship. Roger has also spearheaded a series of projects to expand and improve organizational capacity, diversity, and leadership in libraries and museums.
Previously, Roger was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He received degrees in library and information science from Syracuse University and in English Literature from Yale University. Roger’s writings can be found at Ithaka S+R and the Scholarly Kitchen, and he tweets at @rschon.