Jisc Content Conf 30 Jun 09

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Jisc Content Conf 30 Jun 09

  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 <ul><ul><li>98% of titles used in 1o institutions over 4 month period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>over HE sector as a whole, annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.7% </li></ul></ul>
  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 <ul><li>linear relationship between investment in research and volumes of publications </li></ul><ul><li>growth rate in articles of c2.5% a year </li></ul>
  10. 10. What kinds of publications? <ul><li>scholarly journals most important in all disciplines </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>and many different forms of publication are considered important……….. </li></ul>
  12. 13. professional journals?
  13. 14. book chapters?
  14. 15. open access repositories?
  15. 16. Blogs, forums etc?
  16. 17. Conclusions? <ul><li>researchers use a vast range of stuff, and usage is growing </li></ul><ul><li>but we need to know more about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>researchers’ behaviours and wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>relationships between usage and outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>researchers are publishing more stuff, in a variety of formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and some are under threat </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Thank you <ul><li>Michael Jubb </li></ul><ul><li>www.rin.ac.uk </li></ul>

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