Researchers believe in trusted peers networks
Highlights of the ‘Future of Search and Discovery’ survey were recently shared during an Elsevier-hosted webinar.
More than 1,200 academic, government and industry researchers participated in the online survey which was fielded in late June/early July.
Respondents came from 100 countries and 20 fields within the physical sciences and engineering, life, health and social sciences disciplines.
One of the findings was that “eight in ten (81 percent) respondents agree ‘in the next several years, researchers will use knowledge networks (online groups of trusted peers) as a reliable source for filtering and viewing information‘.
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