Journal%20Reading%20Patterns%20of%20Engineers%20and%20Scientists - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Journal%20Reading%20Patterns%20of%20Engineers%20and%20Scientists

Description:

Journal Reading Patterns of Engineers and Scientists – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:14
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 32
Provided by: Soy84
Learn more at: http://web.utk.edu
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Journal%20Reading%20Patterns%20of%20Engineers%20and%20Scientists


1
Journal Reading Patterns of Engineers and
Scientists
  • Carol Tenopir
  • ctenopir_at_utk.edu

2
Engineers are different!
3
4 Main Questions
  1. How much do engineers read scholarly journals?

2) Are print articles or electronic articles read
more?
3) Is there a pattern of the users of electronic
vs. print?
4) How do engineers compare with other
disciplines?
4
Data From
  • 18,000 scientists, engineers, and social
    scientists
  • 1977 to the present
  • University and non-university settings

5
Three Types of Data
  • Demographic
  • Estimates of behavior
  • Details of last reading

6
More Details in
  • Communication Patterns of Engineers Chapters 9
    and 10
  • Tenopir and King, Towards Electronic Journals
    Realities for Scientists, Librarians, and
    Publishers. SLA, 2000.

7
Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources An
Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies.
Tenopir, Carol. August 2003 http//www.clir.o
rg/pubs/reports/pub120/pub120.pdf
8
Not All E-Journals are the Same
9
Average Time Spent and Number of Articles Read
Per Year Per Scientist
10
Scholarly Article Reading
Work Field Articles Read (Per Year) Time Spent (Hours) Time Per Article (Min)
Univ. Med. 322 118 22
Chemists 276 198 43
Life Scientists 239 104 26
Physicists 204 153 45
Soc Sci/Psych 191 121 38
Engineers 111 81 44
Updated June 2004
11
Scientists Reading Per Year
Updated June 2004
12
Principal purpose of Reading by Engineering
Faculty
23.8
6.3
17.5
4.8
1.6
58.7
4.8
13
Principal Purpose for Reading by ORNL Engineers
21.4
10.7
25.0
7.1
32.1
3.6
14
Principal Purposes of Reading
University Engineers ORNL Engineers Medical Faculty Science Faculty
Primary Research Primary Research Primary Research Primary Research
Background Research Current Awareness Current Awareness Current Awareness
Teaching Background Research Teaching Teaching Background Research
15
Reading Was Most Valuable for
University Engineers Medical Faculty Science Faculty
Primary Research Consulting/ Advising Writing
All others tied Writing Primary Research
Primary Research Current Awareness
16
Article Readings By Engineers
Personal subscription
Separate copies
17.9
21.4
35.7
32.1
50.0
42.9
Library collection
ORNL
Universities
17
Sources of Readings
Separates
Separates
Personal
15.6
Library
15
22.1
36
Personal
62.3
Library 49
Astronomers
Medical Faculty
18
Library Collection Readings By Engineers
Electronic 36
Print 37
Electronic 63
Print 64
ORNL
Universities
19
Personal Subscriptions
Electronic 12
Electronic 44
Print 56
Print 88
ORNL
Universities
20
Separate copies
Preprint-electronic 7
Review copy 13
Reprint 13
Review copy 40
ILL/Doc. Dev 20
Another person 47
Another person 60
Universities
ORNL
21
Print or Electronic?
Print 20
Electronic 25
Electronic 80
Print 75
Astronomers
Medical Faculty
22
Means of Learning About Articles
23
Means of Learning About Articles Read
20.8
21
29
37
49
16.9
62.3
39
22
All UTK Faculty
Medical Faculty
Astronomers
24
Searching by Engineers
8.3
8.3
33.3
83.3
66.7
Universities
ORNL
25
Browsing By Engineers
2.9
30.7
23.5
46.6
61.8
11.8
23.1
Universities
ORNL
26
Proportion of Article Reading
by University and ORNL Engineers by the Age of
Articles Read 2000-2003
27
Age of Articles Read Over Time
1 years
2-5 years
6-15 years
gt15 years
28
Article Readings of Electronic or Print Journals
By University and ORNL engineers by the Age of
Articles Read

29
Age of Article Reading By University ORNL
Engineers
Over 5 Yrs.
1-2 Yrs.
3-5 Yrs.
30
Summary of Journal Use Data
  • Scientists read more articles than do engineers
  • Engineers spend more time on each reading
  • Engineers use many ways to locate
    informationbrowse more and rely on colleagues
    more
  • Engineers read articles for research other
    things for other purposes

31
What Does This Mean For Special Librarians?
About PowerShow.com