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ICSTI: New Tenopir/King article

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  • Subject: ICSTI: New Tenopir/King article
  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:46:36 GMT


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From: ICSTI-L list [mailto:ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL]On Behalf Of Barry Mahon
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 8:52 AM
To: ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL
Subject: New Tenopir/King article


>From Current Cites; I haven't read it yet but it is probably "more of the
same" on
the surveys they undertook.

Tenopir, Carol, and Donald W.  King.  "Reading Behaviour and Electronic
Journals"  Learned Publishing 15 (October 2002)

(http://fidelio.catchword.com/vl=16665795/cl=37/nw=1/fm=docpdf/rpsv
/catchword/alpsp/09531513/v15n4/s3/p259). -

        Careful! the URL is wrapped, you need it all!

This article presents the findings of several surveys about scholars'
journal
reading habits that were conducted in 2000 and 2001. One interesting finding
is
that natural and social science faculty at the University of Tennessee at
Knoxville
had a limited awareness of e-print services. For example, 8 of 99 subjects
(8%)
knew of arXiv.org, which is probably the highest profile e-print service in
existence. By contrast, 29% of subjects at the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory
knew of the service. While e-print services may loom large in the minds of
reformers, it appears that there is a significant amount of work to do in
educating
scholars about the existence and potentials of such services. Another
interesting
finding is that, of UT subjects, only 8% read articles from e-journals that
the library
subscribed to, 4% from free e-journals, 3% from e-journals that subjects
subscribed to, and 2% from authors' Web pages. On the other hand, 41% read
articles from personal print subscriptions and 24% from library print
subscriptions.

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