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The Value Of Scholarly Reading In The Life Sciences, Carol Tenopir, Rachel Volentine Jan 2012

The Value Of Scholarly Reading In The Life Sciences, Carol Tenopir, Rachel Volentine

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Surveys of academic staff in six universities in the U.K. provide insights for publishers and universities into scholarly article, book, and other publication reading patterns of academics and differences based on academic discipline of readers. These surveys were part of the 2011 UK Scholarly Reading and the Value of the Library Study funded by JISC Collections and based on Tenopir and King Studies conducted since 1977. Reading patterns of life and environmental scientists differ from other disciplines, in particular social sciences. Scholarly articles, especially those obtained from the library’s e-journal collections, are vital to the work of all ...