The cause or at least an important cause is the Web. I want to show what scientist are doing and looking for on the Internet and why
It are these things that actually invite researchers. Jisc Libraries of the Future Debate 2009, he also said the researchers are bypassing the library… he mentioned a scientist that was actually mainly using the offered space and tools by the publisher, and the web. And wasn’t been in the library for quite a time. Physicall or digitally The effect is not as strong in all areas of science. Roughly you could say that probably it is related to the percentage of electronically available content in the field. In science and medical science in particular the perception of the library.
When I was at a meeting of our Epidemiology Department in a room full with researchers, student and medical staff. I was there to talk about new services and resources. First problem is a common know problem, Library disconnect , unaware, wrong perception of library services and content, invisibility of the library. I had a hard time explaining why they should not only use Google Scholar, and also why some content on the web, seemingly freely available on the web was not all fulltext available for them. They told me they have various ways and systems to get what they want, .. But without going to the library. Hard to find, hard to use, too much, convusing, while it all seems to be out there on the web, for free and easy to use… Which brings me to the second related problem. Not only are they disconnecting from the library, but also are they getting the information elsewhere or arranging &making it themselves. They bypass the library completely there. We want to do something about that.
At bottom, traditional library services and role At top: Into The Workflow
All kind of initiatives, between scientists, groups, They start initiatives on their own, or in collaboration with others to adress their needs. It depends very much on how the library is embedded in the organisation to become aware and even involved in this. Often the researchers are frustrated by limitations of the preferred tools to be used inside their organization.
Research from last year concluded with these key points. I think they still stand We have to get out of the library more, find out what they really want and need. We can start small but we need to do it together with other organisational parties I the scholarly communication process, all levels More Services for Researchers Reach out and engage with departments and researchers Start small with something that really helps them on daily basis Set up collabarative projects We can not do this alone