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Friday, November 27, 2015

Improving Access to E-Resources

Dismantling the Stumbling Blocks that Impede Researcher Access to E-Resources (+Video)

Roger C. Schonfeld | November 13, 2015

As a returning student in a master’s program, I was excited at the prospect of accessing the wealth of resources a modern research library affords. But the reality has been more frustrating than I could have imagined. Whether logging in from off-site, navigating from ToC alerts or social media, or reading on my phone, I run into stumbling blocks that prevent me from accessing resources that should be available to me. The user experience of working with e-journals and ebooks in an academic setting has failed to keep up with changing practices and preferences for how researchers now expect to access the scholarly literature.


<more at; related links: (STM: The global voice of scholarly publishing) and (Meeting Researchers Where They Start. Streamlining Access to Scholarly Resources. March 26, 2015)>

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