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WEBINAR | How researchers share articles: impact on library resources and services

Oct 26, 2015

The day of the preprint and snail mail is long gone, and new forms of scholarly sharing have taken their place. But do you know the impact email, cloud services and research social networks have on how grad students and researchers communicate and collaborate?

In this webinar, three members of the Beyond Downloads project team will discuss the results of interviews, focus groups, and an international survey with more than 1,000 scholars to investigate the ways in which they now access, store, share and use downloaded scholarly articles. By identifying and measuring what traditional metrics fail to examine, the Beyond Downloads project attempts to capture a more complete picture of the use and value of scholarly articles, which is critical for librarians to understand in acquiring, designing and developing library resources and services.

How researchers share articles: impact on library resources and services
Thursday, December 3, 2015 
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST (16:00-17:00 GMT, 17:00-18:00 CET)



  • The what, when and why of scholarly sharing
  • Where do scholars download journal articles?
  • Closing the measurement gap
  • Channels used for sharing – Is there a clear winner?
  • The research social network
  • Where to from here?


Suzie Allard, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Center for Information & Communication Studies, Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Suzie’s research focuses on how scientists and engineers use and communicate information, particularly data in the digital environment. She is a co-investigator and member of the Leadership Team for DataONE, an NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure for environmental science information, and was a founding member and past-chair of the ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Digital Libraries. More…

Lorraine Estelle, Director, Project COUNTER

Lorraine directs COUNTER initiatives to set standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way. Previously as Chief Executive of Jisc Collections, she worked closely with publishers and librarians on all aspects of national procurement and licensing activities. More …


Wouter Haak, Vice President, Research Data Management Solutions, Elsevier

Wouter Haak heads research data solutions at Elsevier and was formerly responsible for Scopus, ScienceDirect and Mendeley product strategy. Both roles share the core focus on delivering tools that improve research outcomes. Before joining Elsevier he worked at eBay Classifieds and the Boston Consulting Group. More…



Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the panelists questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.

Cannot attend on December 3? Register for the webinar and you will be notified when it can be viewed online after the event.


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Join us for this opportunity to learn more about how researchers share articles and the consequent impact on library resources and services. Register today for the webinar.