Irony of ironies. A new study has determined that there are too many studies! And not only that,”researchers are experiencing “attention decay” because of the glut of academic papers. Just like we’re overwhelmed by the bounty of the internet, researchers are forgetting important studies because they’re swimming in nonessential ones.”
Of course, this says nothing about collection and discoverability issues faced by librarians trying to make sense of this research explosion on steroids.
Checkout ” Attention Decay in Science” on the Cornell University’s website for more.