White Papers

Springer Nature's commitment to quality content extends beyond books, journals, and databases. We have a long history of partnering with librarians and the larger scholarly community to provide white papers that support a greater understanding of the landscape we all share.

It is our intent that these projects are mutually beneficial, relevant and insightful.

Latest White Papers

The True Cost of Information

The True Cost of Information

Identifying and communicating the ROI of information services and your information center is always a challenge; we are still competing with “it’s all available for free on the web”. Mary Ellen Bates shares tools and strategies in this white paper. Includind an ROI dashboard to calculate your information center’s value.

Subject specific databases

Subject specific databases

SpringerMaterials: The fast and accurate discovery tool for researchers at every level. Subject specific databases such as SpringerMaterials can help researchers find their way through an abundance of data by providing well designed tailored tools to access the most relevant information for a particular project.

Archive products

Archive products

The Springer Book Archives: Reflections on closing the gap in research. Usage statistics show that researchers derive significant value from Springer Archives. It has become a vital source for research
providing access to out-of-print or hard-to-find titles that until now might have only been accessible in a handful of libraries.

Global customer survey

Global customer survey

Academic and government library trends. Customer feedback is critical to Springer’s strategic planning to ensure that the information and tools provided are meeting the needs of the market. This report highlights some of the key trends learned from the surveyed librarians.

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