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ERIC Number: ED438844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 24
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The Impact of a Scholar's Workstation on the Use of Library Services and Electronic Sources.
Pollard, Richard
With the support of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville libraries placed Scholar's Workstations at four sites with personnel involved in environmental studies. Each workstation functioned as an electronic branch library providing on-site access to selected central library services, information sources, and Internet services. A range of subjects, from undergraduates to post-doctoral fellows, was surveyed about use and availability of library services and information sources before and after installation of the Workstations. Analysis of data from undergraduate subjects was largely inconclusive. Data from other user categories indicate that use of several electronic sources and Internet services increased after subjects' exposure to the Workstations. User perceptions of the availability of electronic information sources also improved. While no evidence of changes in the level of use of library services was found, user perceptions of the availability of these services did improve. Appendices include the model Scholar's Workstation registration/user profile and questionnaire. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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