Meeting Researchers Where They Start
Streamlining Access to Scholarly Resources
- March 26, 2015
- Roger C. Schonfeld
Researchers today have access to incredible amounts of digital content as well as to a suite of tools to aid in their discovery of these academic resources. Yet, as Roger Schonfeld describes in our most recent issue brief, “the researcher’s discovery-to-access workflow is much more difficult than it should be.”
“Instead of the rich and seamless digital library for scholarship that they need,” Schonfeld argues, “researchers today encounter archipelagos of content bridged by infrastructure that is insufficient and often outdated.” Outlining the specific ways in which libraries and publishers are falling short of user expectations, Schonfeld also offers a series of steps we could take to provide researchers with the experience they have grown to expect.
Interested? Download “Meeting Researchers Where They Start: Streamlining Access to Scholarly Resources.”