About Research and Assessment Services
The IRIS Research & Assessment Services was established in July 2002, with specific aims to:
- provide a focal point for library research in CUL
- leverage the strong foundation of research at Cornell
- respond to the increasing interests of the research library in the digital environment
- support the development of new and enhanced library services and products
The research team undertakes both systematic research and ad hoc research projects, in response to needs and priorities identified by the CUL Library Management Team and the IRIS management team. Research & Assessment Services develops internal and external collaborative relationships to develop and implement research projects, products, and services. The department also functions externally as a cost-recovery and/or bartered service. While there is an emphasis on the implications of technology for libraries, the research activities may cover all library resource formats and functions.
Preceding the birth of the Research & Assessment Services Department, the Department of Preservation and Conservation within Cornell University Library conducted pioneering research into the use of digital imaging to retrospectively convert library and archival material, as well as to preserve digital information. This predecessor unit was called the Digital Imaging and Preservation Policy Research (DIPPR).
Research & Assessment Services
Cornell University Library
Ithaca, NY 14850
This web site for the Cornell University Library Research & Assessment Unit and its predecessors is no longer active and will not be further updated. For current information, please see our new web site.