(May 2013) The volume of freely available online resources continues to grow exponentially. Taylor & Francis have conducted a research programme to help explore the issues relating to free content discoverability from the perspective of librarians. It’s aim was to understand what role librarians see free content having within their institutions; its relative importance compared to paid-for resources; and the challenges associated with making better use of this material.
This paper presents the results of this research programme. Read the white paper here. http://www.tandf.co.uk/libsite/pdf/TF-whitepaper-free-resources.pdf