Overcoming barriers: access to research information | Research Information Network
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Based on the ﬁndings of ﬁve studies...[t]he report’s key ﬁnding is that access is still a major concern for researchers. Although researchers report having no problems ﬁnding content in this age of electronic information, gaining access is another matter due to the complexity of licensing arrangements, restrictions placed on researchers accessing content outside of their own institution and the laws protecting public and private sector information. This means that research into important information resources can be missing. Researchers report that they are frustrated by this lack of immediate access and that this slows their progress, hinders collaborative work and may well affect the quality and integrity of work produced...."