The e-journals revolution: how the use of scholarly journals is shaping research

Added by Sarah on 01 June 2009 16:57

Wednesday, 1 July 2009 09:30 - 16:30

Location: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

This event looked at the findings of the E-journals: their use, value and impact report, which takes an in-depth look at how researchers in the UK use electronic journals, the value they bring to universities and research institutions and the contribution they make to research productivity, quality and outcomes.

It?s clear that e-journals have given researchers an unprecedented level and convenience of access to knowledge in scholarly articles, but what effect have they had on the ways in which researchers seek information? Do they provide good value for money to higher education libraries and what are the wider benefits for universities and research institutions? The event sparked a debate on these issues and helped to inform phase 2 of this RIN study.

The day was well attended by a diverse mix of scholarly publishers, university librarians, higher education policy makers and researchers, and it offered fresh insights on the use and value of e-journals whilst also providing an excellent networking opportunity for participants.

Key speakers included:

  • Chris Banks, University Librarian, University of Aberdeen
  • Richard Gedye, Research Manager at Oxford University Press
  • Michael Jubb, Director of the RIN
  • Dr Emily Lyons, Scientific Manager, Imperial College London
  • Professor David Nicholas and Dr Ian Rowlands of the Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) at University College London 

The programme, flyer and presentations from the day are available below.

A podcast with short interviews with the key speakers and delegates is also available to listen to.

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