What is not available online is not worth reading?

Jamali, Hamid R. What is not available online is not worth reading? Webology, 2008, vol. 5, n. 4. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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This short article discusses an emerging trend in the information-seeking behaviour of scientists, i.e. mere reliance on online information. Based on a study of physicists and astronomers, this article shows that more scientists now assume that if articles are of enough quality and significance, they must be available online and vice versa. Though still in a low minority, a number of scientists believe that what is not available online is not worth the effort to obtain it.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Online access: Open access; Accessibility, Information resources, Use
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
Depositing user: Dr Hamid R. Jamali
Date deposited: 04 Mar 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:56
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/3841


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