VALA2020 Vendor 3 Bartsch

Simplicity as the future of libraries: how new technologies will keep libraries at the heart of the researcher journey

Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:25 – 11:55

Kendall Bartsch
  • CEO and Co-Founder
  • Third Iron, LLC

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Library system and publisher authentication requirements often act as barriers to research workflow. Researchers are increasingly going around these barriers by seeking content socially, from networked sites such as Twitter and ResearchGate to pirate sites like Sci-Hub. The ramifications of this move toward socially sourced content are considered, along with the emergence of new technologies that aim to streamline and simplify the research process, for users both within and outside the library.

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