Please Take This Survey, Part of our Mellon-Funded Research on Digital Reading Experiences



As part of the grant we were awarded by the Mellon Foundation to research and prototype a reader-focused ‘open web-books’ ecosystem for scholarly monographs, we are conducting a survey on “deep reading” experiences of longform scholarly works. If you’re an instructor, librarian, graduate student, or frequent reader of academic monographs, please complete our survey.


This survey will help us to better understand the benefits and limitations of current digital reading experiences, and help us think about what they could be.

It contains questions on:

  • Print and digital reading habits
  • Tools and methods employed to manage research materials, notes and annotations, and citations
  • Constraints and limitations of existing tools for managing collections, sharing notes, and more.

Survey results will inform our recommendations towards an open web-based ecosystem for longform deep reading.

The survey closes on Nov. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

We will compile and summarize the findings from our research in a public report available on the Rebus Foundation website in January 2018.

If you’re an active reader of monographs for your research or other scholarly work, please take the survey or share it with faculty, librarians, and graduate students in your network.

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