NISO Content Discovery and Open Access

NISO Content Discovery and Open Access

Invited NISO webinar on content discovery in scholarly communication.


William Gunn

May 07, 2013


  1. Discovery and Re-use of Open Access Research William Gunn, Ph.D.

    Head of Academic Outreach Mendeley @mrgunn
  2. How do people discover research?

  3. If you’re a publisher, you may think this • Browsing

    the journal • Google Scholar • TOC alerts • RSS feeds • Library catalog referrals
  4. If you’re a librarian, you may think this • Google

    Scholar • Library catalog • Actually going to the library • TOC email alerts • RSS feeds J Med Libr Assoc. 2010 January; 98(1): 73–81.
  5. If you’re a scientist, you ask your colleagues and they

    tell you this • Google Scholar • Via email from PI/colleague • Library catalog • from web forum • #icanhazpdf
  6. There’s a lot of pent up demand • Pubmed Central

    downloads are about 50% from non-institutional domains. • Searches landing on Arxiv are often from non-institutional domains • Nurses • Small business • Interested public / lay scientists
  7. The difference in the two types of discovery is that

    one is social Not Social ∙ Search ∙ Email alerts ∙ RSS feeds ∙ Browsing journal websites ∙ Visiting the library Social ∙ Emails from colleagues ∙ links shared on social networks ∙ web forums ∙ shared servers
  8. Obviously, open access research has an advantage here

  9. data from Mendeley readership data from a sample of 500k

    papers from Pubmed published in 2012
  10. altmetrics show broader impact a work

  11. An example of re-use Without open data, this wouldn’t be