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ERIC Number: ED494454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
Use of Electronic Journals by Library and Information Science Faculty Members in Performing Various Academic Tasks: A Field Study Performed at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat
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The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, obtain information to support their academic tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty at the University of Pittsburgh were chosen as the population for this study. The study matched e-journals, faculty use, for different academic activities or tasks they perform, in order to answer the following questions: (1) What are the main academic activities that highly depend on e-journals?; (2) To what degree does each faculty member depend on e-journals?; (3) What are the main reasons for using E-Journals?; and (4) What characteristics of electronic sources limit using of E-Journals? The study matched the basic academic tasks of Information Science faculty with electronic journals to determine to what degree they depend on this source.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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