Members of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) may be interested in a report stemming from a survey of 19,000 individuals conducted by Tracy Gardner and Simon Inger. The report came from a 6-month research project and has the backing of leading publishers within the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM). It examines changing reader behavior between 2005 and 2012 and looks at the resulting impact on publisher and library web site design and function.

Frankly, more than NFAIS members should be interested in this information, since this shift has an impact on every field and industry. The full report can be purchased, but check out the summary here for free.

Melody K. Smith

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