Uses of Figures and Tables from Scholarly Journal Articles in Teaching and Research

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106164
Title:
Uses of Figures and Tables from Scholarly Journal Articles in Teaching and Research
Author:
Sandusky, Robert J.; Tenopir, Carol; Casado, Margaret M.
Citation:
Uses of Figures and Tables from Scholarly Journal Articles in Teaching and Research 2007,
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106164
Submitted date:
2007-05-31
Abstract:
This paper describes how scientists utilize specific journal article components, the tables, figures, maps, photographs, and graphs contained in journal articles, to support both their teaching and research. These findings are taken from a comprehensive investigation into scientistsâ satisfaction with and use of a prototype retrieval system that indexes tables and figures culled from scientific journal articles. Rather than focusing on seeking and searching, this paper summarizes four ways in which scientists utilize the information they find in tables and figures obtained from journal articles. While the first type of use described here, creating new fixed documents, confirms the findings of previous research, the other three types of use reveal emerging practices with journal article components: creating documents to support performative activities; making comparisons between a scientistâ s own work and the work of other researchers; and creating other information forms and objects.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Scholarly Communication; Information Seeking Behaviors; Electronic Publishing
Local subject classification:
disaggregation; journal article components

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSandusky, Robert J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTenopir, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorCasado, Margaret M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-31T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:41:53Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-31en_US
dc.identifier.citationUses of Figures and Tables from Scholarly Journal Articles in Teaching and Research 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106164-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes how scientists utilize specific journal article components, the tables, figures, maps, photographs, and graphs contained in journal articles, to support both their teaching and research. These findings are taken from a comprehensive investigation into scientistsâ satisfaction with and use of a prototype retrieval system that indexes tables and figures culled from scientific journal articles. Rather than focusing on seeking and searching, this paper summarizes four ways in which scientists utilize the information they find in tables and figures obtained from journal articles. While the first type of use described here, creating new fixed documents, confirms the findings of previous research, the other three types of use reveal emerging practices with journal article components: creating documents to support performative activities; making comparisons between a scientistâ s own work and the work of other researchers; and creating other information forms and objects.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectElectronic Publishingen_US
dc.subject.otherdisaggregationen_US
dc.subject.otherjournal article componentsen_US
dc.titleUses of Figures and Tables from Scholarly Journal Articles in Teaching and Researchen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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