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Value of University online libraries

di Jonny Lear
Lingua: EN

A growing number of UK academics are now utilising university online capabilities, a UK wide survey reveals.

The UK Survey of Academics 2015, jointly commissioned by Jisc and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and conducted by research organisation Ithaka S+R, examines the attitudes and behaviours of academics at higher education institutions.

It is the second survey of the research community which asks their views on resource discovery, their use of these resources (online and digital), attitudes to research data management, and much more.

Of nearly the 7,000 respondents 88% of researchers now see their university library’s collections and subscription as an important source of data and information.

Further findings found that there is a growing interest from academics in reaching audiences outside of academia. Since the first survey in 2012 there has been an increase in the share of respondents, 46% of researchers see it as important to share their findings with the general public.

Paul Feldman, chief executive of Jisc, said:

“As online capabilities become an essential part of academic practice, these survey findings confirm that research practice is evolving and academics are embracing this change and using research tools differently.”

You can download the full finding of the ‘UK Survey of Academics 2015’ by visiting the EPALE resources page clicking here

Further information about the UK Survey of Academics can be found on the following websites:

Ithaka S+R


RLUK (Research Libraries UK)

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