The Resource Free or open access to scholarly documentation : Google Scholar or academic libraries, by C. Sean Burns

Free or open access to scholarly documentation : Google Scholar or academic libraries, by C. Sean Burns

Label
Free or open access to scholarly documentation : Google Scholar or academic libraries
Title
Free or open access to scholarly documentation
Title remainder
Google Scholar or academic libraries
Statement of responsibility
by C. Sean Burns
Title variation
Google Scholar or academic libraries
Creator
Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Soon after the university movement started in the late 1800s, academic libraries became the dominant providers of the tools and services required to locate and access scholarly information. However, with the advent of alternate discovery services, such as Google Scholar, in conjunction with open access scholarly content, researchers now have the option to bypass academic libraries when they search for and retrieve scholarly information. This state of affairs implies that academic libraries exist in competition with these alternate services and with the patrons who use them, and as result, may be disintermediated from the scholarly information seeking and retrieval process. Drawing from decision and game theory, bounded rationality, information seeking theory, citation theory, and social computing theory, this dissertation uses bibliometrics to investigate the state of affairs. The purpose is to understand if and how academic librarians are responding as competitors to changing scholarly information seeking and collecting practices. Bibliographic data was collected in 2010 from a systematic random sample of references on CiteULike.org and analyzed with three years of bibliometric data collected from Google Scholar. Findings indicate that scholars collect articles that can be located and retrieved without the benefit of a university's proxy and with services like Google Scholar. Although this suggests that academic libraries are being disintermediated, an analysis of the sources providing access indicates that academic libraries are key providers of free and open access content through a number of venues, including institutional repositories. These findings suggest that academic librarians are playing competitively
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, C. Sean
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2013.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • theses
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Budd, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Academic libraries
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Library users
  • Information behavior
Label
Free or open access to scholarly documentation : Google Scholar or academic libraries, by C. Sean Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description and public abstract appear in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. John M. Budd
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-161)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
864681582
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 162 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864681582
Label
Free or open access to scholarly documentation : Google Scholar or academic libraries, by C. Sean Burns
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description and public abstract appear in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. John M. Budd
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-161)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
864681582
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 162 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864681582

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