Collaboration practices of scientists at 5 universities

This article in JASIST, “National study of information seeking behavior of academic researchers in the United States,” evaluates the collaboration practices of scientists in five different university systems. (Subscription required.) In it, the authors note that:

Novel forms of scholarly communication such as collaborative information sharing technology are evolving gradually. This may be the beginning of a more significant transformative change, particularly in sharing information within laboratories or groups or among multisite collaborations. Many professors have begun utilizing blogs, wikis and multimedia (e.g., YouTube) to communicate with their colleagues
or students.

Of course this article covers more than just the collaboration aspect of their work. It is interesting to see how scientists at the various institutions read, share, use and store their academic content.


One response to “Collaboration practices of scientists at 5 universities

  1. Wow, great link. Thanks.