[Irtalk] Fwd: [WEB4LIB] survey on scholarly communication

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 17:34:33 SAST 2015

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From: "Bosman, J.M. (Jeroen)" <j.bosman at uu.nl>
Date: 6 Nov 2015 15:11
Subject: [WEB4LIB] survey on scholarly communication
To: <WEB4LIB at listserv.nd.edu>

Dear all,

I would like to take this opportunity to point you to a survey that
investigates how research tool usage varies by field, country, position and
career length. It is part of our research project here at Utrecht
University that aims to chart the changing landscape of scholarly
communication. It generates data through a global survey available in
(simplified) Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish and soon also in
Arabic and Japanese. Its results will not only simply tell what research
tools people use, but by that also show revealed preferences regarding
scholarly communication in various cultures.


Anyone carrying out research *or supporting research* can take it. It is
easy to do: just click the tools you use. It takes 8-12 minutes to complete
and you can opt to receive a visual characterization of your workflow
compared to that of your peer group.

The survey will run until February 2016. Over 5,500 people responded so far
and over 60 institutions/libraries are partnering in distributing the
survey (in return for institutionally tagged data). The data (anonymized)
will become available for analyses by others. All details, other language
versions, preliminary results and more are at

Many thanks (and please excuse cross posting),


[image: 101-innovations-icon-very-small]  scholarly communication: tools
database <http://bit.ly/innoscholcomm-list> | survey


Jeroen Bosman, faculty liaison for the Faculty of Geosciences

Utrecht University Library <http://www.uu.nl/library>

email: j.bosman at uu.nl

telephone: +31.30.2536613

mail: Postbus 80124, 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands

visiting address: room 2.50, Heidelberglaan 3. Utrecht

web: Jeroen Bosman

twitter: @jeroenbosman



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