TechValidate Research on Elsevier Digital Commons

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199 Customers Surveyed

1,001 Data Points Collected

12 Published TechFacts

3 Published Charts



Selected Research Highlights


Digital Commons Customer Testimonial

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the need for online access to knowledge and learning resources. In this landscape of health and economic crisis, all the efforts of the Library must be directed towards facilitating this access …

Position inside the library, Educational Institution (Spain)

Digital Commons Customer Testimonial

Our library is now closed, so our IR is one of the most important services we can offer to ours patrons.

Library Leadership, Federal Government Research Agency (India)

Digital Commons Customer Research

In a post-COVID world, which future research-sharing needs will be MORE important to address? (Please select up to 3)

Need to quickly share post-publication research (green open access articles)
60%
Need to make special library collections available online (to support researchers in the humanities unable to access your physical archive)
52%
Need to collect and make accessible researcher datasets (primary research materials)
50%
Need to publish open access journals (especially for researchers in emerging or niche fields)
50%
Need to enable digital learning environments (when access controls make virtual learning software problematic)
48%
Need to quickly share pre-publication research (preprints and working papers)
47%
Need to highlight researcher achievements (based upon complete and accurate metadata records)
37%
Need to showcase undergraduate student research capabilities (thesis, capstones, ePortfolio, student journal)
35%
Need to review, accept, and share graduate students dissertations online
34%
Need to give canceled conferences a place for accepted works to be shared and contributions to be recognized
27%
Other
3%

Digital Commons Customer Research

In a post-COVID world, which of the following library roles are most likely to become more important/less important in support of academic departments?

Less Same More
Data management

2%

21%

77%

Open educational resources

0%

10%

90%

Library special collections

7%

35%

58%

Open access scholarship

1%

16%

83%

Digitization of primary research marterials

2%

24%

74%



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