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Contrasting usage of web-based library services among postgraduate students by type of university within Malaysia

Mohd Zain, Wahidah and Othman, Roslina and Mat Ripin, Faizal Hazri (2016) Contrasting usage of web-based library services among postgraduate students by type of university within Malaysia. The Serials Librarian, 69 (3-4). pp. 310-333. ISSN 0361-526X E-ISSN 1541-1095

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Abstract

This article aims to describe the differences between research-focused and teaching-focused (non-research) universities in terms of usage of web-based library services, as discovered by way of questionnaires and statistical analyses. It was found that the type of university within the country of Malaysia correlates to significant differences in usage of e-journals and Web-based library services in general. Factors such as library budget allocations, research productivity, and extrinsic motivations for using Web-based library services are surmised to have influenced the usage. The results also suggest that library programs at both types of universities are ineffective in creating awareness of the services. This article discusses several aspects of usage in both types of university and makes several suggestions to remedy identified problems.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1675/49012
Uncontrolled Keywords: libraries in Malaysia, research-focused university, teaching-focused university, usage patterns, web-based library services
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Roslina Othman
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2016 10:46
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 14:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49012

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