Springer White Papers
Springer’s commitment to quality content extends beyond books, journals, and databases. We have a long history of partnering with librarians and the larger scholarly community to provide white papers that support a greater understanding of the landscape we all share. It is our intent that these projects are mutually beneficial, relevant and insightful.
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Subject specific databases
Subject specific databases such as SpringerMaterials can help researchers find their way through an abundance of data by providing well designed, tailored tools to access the most relevant information for a particular project.
Usage statistics show that researchers derive significant value from Springer Archives. It has become a vital source for research, providing access to out-of-print or hard-to-find titles that until now might have only been accessible in a handful of libraries.
Global customer survey
Customer feedback is critical to Springer’s strategic planning to ensure that the information and tools provided are meeting the needs of the market. This report highlights some of the key trends learned from the surveyed librarians.
Data quality and discovery
Library e-content is facing a data quality problem, which directly affects users’ ability to find and to use library resources. By implementing some basic improvements, libraries, service providers and data suppliers can improve users’ experiences.
The costs of print book collections
Large scale eBook acquisitions are strategic investment that makes better use of library funds than storing print collections. Recent work in this area indicates that many such acquisitions can achieve cost savings which justify their purchase.
Long-term preservation is a critical issue. More libraries are actively seeking solutions, and publishers, in turn, are taking steps to ensure preservation of their content. The collaborative approach has been a positive element in this endeavor.
- eBook Use and Acceptance in an Undergraduate Institution
- Scholarly eBooks: Best Practices to Encourage High Usage
- Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries
- Open Access - Broad Readership, High Impact: What authors need to know
- STM eBooks: Librarian Perspectives on the First 5 years
- A Survey of eBook Usage and Perceptions at the University of Liverpool
- The Big Deal Approach to Acquiring eBooks: A Usage-Based Study
- eBooks: The End User Perspective
- eBooks: Costs and Benefits to Academic and Research Libraries
- 10 Steps to Implementing an eBook Collection