Tenopir/King: Electronic Journals and Changes in Scholarly Article Seeking and Reading Patterns mit auch für Bibliotheken sehr interessanten Ergebnissen:
- Scientists have substantially increased their number of readings.
- Most additional readings are from:
- Searching (as opposed to browsing) and citations
- Library-provided articles.
- Scientists read from a much broader range of sources of articles due to:
- access to enlarged library electronic collections
- online searching capabilities
- access to other new sources such as author websites.
- Age of articles read appears to be fairly stable over the years, with a recent increase in reading of older articles.
- Electronic technologies have enhanced access to older articles, demonstrated as follows:
- nearly 80% of articles over ten years old are found by online searching or from citation (linkages)
- nearly 70% of articles over ten years old are provided by libraries (mostly electronic collections)
- articles over ten years old are obtained about equally from print and electronic articles, although the trend in age appears to increase in electronic format and then decrease around ten years old.
To be discussed, am besten zusammen mit Signs of epistemic disruption: Transformations in the knowledge system of the academic journal.