Content Procurement: Researchers' Perspectives

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This presentation was given by Michael Jubb, RIN Director at the JISC Digital Content Conference on 30 June 2009 (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/jdcc09).

As part of a session on 'Content Procurement in an uncertain environment: what impact is the economic crisis having on library purchasing of online content?' this presentation looks at researchers usage of e-journals, taken from the RIN's report 'E-journals: their use, value and impact' published in April 2009. http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/e-journals-their-use-value-and-impact


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Content Procurement: Researchers' Perspectives

  1. 1. Content Procurement: Researchers’ Perspectives Michael Jubb RIN JISC Digital Content Conference 30 June 2009
  2. 2. Researchers as Users
  3. 3. E-journals are used 98% of titles used in 1o institutions over 4 month period over HE sector as a whole, annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.7%
  4. 4. But per capita usage varies
  5. 5. Profile of journals varies too
  6. 6. Correlations between usage and outputs
  7. 7. Correlations between usage and outcomes
  8. 8. Researchers as producers
  9. 9. More research, more publications linear relationship between investment in research and volumes of publications growth rate in articles of c2.5% a year
  10. 10. What kinds of publications? scholarly journals most important in all disciplines
  11. 11. 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 2003 2008 2003 2008 2003 2008 2003 2008 2003 2008 2003 2008 2003 2008 Bio-medicine Sciences Engineering Social studies Humanities Education Total inc. Arts Article Book Book chapter Proceedings Book review Editorial Meeting abstract Other
  12. 12. and many different forms of publication are considered important………..
  13. 13. professional journals? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Medical & Bio. Sci. 46 73 64 21 Physical Sci. & Maths 14 16 47 25 Eng'ring & Computing 11 27 37 4 Soc. Sci., Bus. & Econ. 28 60 63 12 Humanities 33 20 38 38 Education & Sport 7 14 8 Interdisciplinary 17 36 36 13 Very important Quite important Not important Not applicable
  14. 14. book chapters? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Medical & Bio. Sci. 27 127 50 1 Physical Sci. & Maths 9 71 22 1 Eng'ring & Computing 9 56 14 2 Soc. Sci., Bus. & Econ. 35 95 29 3 Humanities 75 65 1 Education & Sport 7 22 1 Interdisciplinary 22 64 13 2 Very important Quite important Not important Not applicable
  15. 15. open access repositories? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Medical & Bio. Sci. 20 60 82 42 Physical Sci. & Maths 22 32 41 9 Eng'ring & Computing 8 27 32 12 Soc. Sci., Bus. & Econ. 9 36 77 35 Humanities 8 26 57 44 Education & Sport 3 9 9 5 Interdisciplinary 10 38 35 15 Very important Quite important Not important Not applicable
  16. 16. Blogs, forums etc? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Medical & Bio. Sci. 2 14 137 50 Physical Sci. & Maths 3 79 21 Eng'ring & Computing 3 11 52 13 Soc. Sci., Bus. & Econ. 2 19 112 25 Humanities 1 15 106 16 Education & Sport 1 5 16 3 Interdisciplinary 2 17 64 14 Very important Quite important Not important Not applicable
  17. 17. Conclusions? researchers use a vast range of stuff, and usage is growing but we need to know more about researchers’ behaviours and wants relationships between usage and outcomes researchers are publishing more stuff, in a variety of formats and some are under threat
  18. 18. Thank you Michael Jubb www.rin.ac.uk

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