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Summary of SuperJournal Findings: Readers

Draft, 26 April 1999

This is a draft version of the SuperJournal findings prepared for the SuperJournal Conference on 21 April 1999. This is a "bullet point" summary of key findings by topic. As we finalize the findings, links will be made from the various headings to individual documents on each topic with fuller findings, supporting data tables, and discussion of relevant issues.

1.  Core User Requirements

2.  Users and Behaviour

Use of Printed Journals

The Users of SuperJournal

Patterns of Use for SuperJournal

Types of Repeat Users

Cluster analysis was done on the usage logfiles, and repeat users were found to cluster into five groups based on frequency, breadth, and depth of use.

Types of Non-Users

Cluster analysis was done on the usage logfiles, and non-repeat users were found to cluster into three groups based on frequency, breadth, and depth of use.

Changes in Work Practice

3.  Use of Content

Cluster Concept

Backfile

Use of the Journals

Use of Articles

Use of Abstracts

Multimedia Content

4.  The Service

Patterns of uptake

Awareness and Promotion

Barriers to use

Time of Use

Location of Use

Seasonal Use

User support

User Authentication

5.  Features

Core vs "Nice to Have"

Browsing

Searching

Other special features

6.  Timing

Timeliness and immediacy

Timing of electronic publication

7.  Presentation

Viewing Onscreen

Printing


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