To offer access to the whole of the scientific and technical literature to researchers, academics, and other players of research and higher level education requires above all a precise knowledge of their needs.
A survey launched amongst researchers and academic-researchers in August 2012, which ran until the end of October 2012, allowed their documentary requirements to be noted and their expectations to be better known.
Here is the summary of the results of this survey:
Collection of the requirements of researchers in terms of electronic documentation
Survey carried out from 6th August 2012 to 31st October 2012: 7,167 answers. The summary was prepared by the INIST-CNRS.
– Number of answers by establishment
7,167 people answered the survey, i.e. 6 to 7.5 % of the researchers of the French public sector, proposing 1648 different publishers and 5624 distinct resources.
– Scientific Domains
Distribution of respondents into the 4 scientific domains
The Sciences and Technical studies represent more than half of the respondents, and Literature and the Humanities nearly a quarter.
Distribution of the establishments over the 4 Scientific domains
– Types of resources (sorted by establishment)
– Scientific Disciplines
Distribution of the number of replies in the 14 disciplines assembled by AERES