Your Time Starts Now

This change in service from DeepDyve caught my eye.  They have provided a method of reading “deep Web” content for awhile.  Normally, you would do a search and pay to read the article it unearths. Now, you can search DeepDyve and you have five minutes to read.

DeepDyve is light on legal information but its depth in academic works offers a wealth of social science research that may be applicable to cases.  Type in “law journal” or “law review” to see the short list of available titles.  When you do a keyword search, you can immediately see which articles are rentable.

deepdyve-article-preview-springer-journalThere has been some discussion about how researchers now skim research rather than read from end to end.  This would seem to be a good match for that change, enabling people looking for information chunks to quickly see if they have found what they are looking for.

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David Whelan
I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.

One Reply to “Your Time Starts Now”

  1. David – thanks for posting about us. I’m the Product Manager here at DeepDyve. Yep, through user studies and interviews we came to similar conclusions about people’s reading behaviors. We also kept hearing that 50-60% of purchased article PDFs end up not being used because they weren’t what the researcher expected from the abstracts.

    Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!
    Slin

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