In my previous job, I also covered library services. This included online searches, notifications on scientific data sources; and journal subscriptions. Several known KM journals were on my list.
Since I am home, I haven’t read a single journal … and I don’t feel I miss something. Currently, I read blogs and I find this a much better way to keep informed. My blog list (with 95 blogs) acts as my social filter with people I know / trust.
In Google Reader, there is a search function which searches all the blogs I subscribe to. Now my blog list has become a very powerful personal knowledge management tool.
Why should I pay for a journal subscription ??