October 5, 2015

University of Tennessee Researchers to Study Scholarly Journal Articles “Beyond Downloads”

From the U. of Tennessee Center for Information & Communication Studies:

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, Associate Professor Suzie Allard and Adjunct Professor David Nicholas from the College of Communication and Information have received a $244,000 grant from Elsevier to lead a team of international researchers on a one-year project, “Beyond Downloads.”

The project will look at how scholarly electronic articles are downloaded, saved and shared by researchers. Sharing in today’s digital environment may include links posted on social media, like Twitter, and in blogs or via email. Having a realistic estimate of this secondary use will help provide a more accurate picture of the total use of scholarly articles.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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