JSTOR’s “Register and Read” program permits free access to content of 1200 journals

Although the announcement was first made in March 2012, this project is not yet well known in the user community.  Learn more from this article in Inside Higher Education. Reference librarians serving members of the public, as well as liaison librarians verifying the openness of information resources for Coursera MOOCs will be particularly interested in the options available.

JSTOR to offer limited free access to content from 1,200 journals | Inside Higher Ed.

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New Report: “‘If It Is Too Inconvenient, I’m Not Going After It:’ Convenience as a Critical Factor in Information-seeking Behaviors”

New Report: “‘If It Is Too Inconvenient, I’m Not Going After It:’ Convenience as a Critical Factor in Information-seeking Behaviors”
http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2011-06-06.htm

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Timothy J. Dickey, and Marie L. Radford explore empirical evidence for convenience as a critical factor in information seeking, using data from two IMLS-funded user studies.

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New Project Information Literacy Report: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace

“Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace,” Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy Research Report, October 15, 2012. (Two different versions available: Text with appendix, 38 pages, 5.8 MB or text without the appendix, 29 pages, 5.7 MB.)

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Attitudes Toward Re-Envisioning The UC Berkeley Library

Commissioned by the University of California Berkeley’s Library, this highly readable study of the campus users’ attitudes regarding print and digital collections, library spaces, hours, and staff provides a useful reminder of how different our library constituencies are.  http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/AboutLibrary/Hart_Survey_Report_Re-Envisioning_UC_Berkeley_Library.pdf

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