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ERIC Number: ED504036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Use of Networked Information Sources and Services By Information Science Faculty in Services: A Field Study Performed at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University
Abouserie, Hossam M. R.
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The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University use Networked Information Sources and Services to support their service tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty were chosen as the population for this study. The study aimed to answer the following questions: 1-What are the main academic service activities the faculty performs? 2- To what degree does each faculty member depend on Networked Information Sources and Services? 3- What are the main reasons for using Networked Information Sources and Services? 4-What characteristics of electronic sources limit using of Networked Information Sources and Services? The web based questionnaire was the main tool for collecting data. The following two hypotheses were addressed: 1-There will be a difference in the using Networked Information Sources and Services used to perform the basic service tasks or activity according to faculty rank, and gender. 2- The second hypothesis indicates that the degree to which faculty depend on Networked Information Sources and Services will differ across the service tasks/activities, as follows: A) They will depend more on electronic mails for service tasks than news groups. B) They will depend more on electronic journals for service tasks than electronic archives. C) They will depend more on electronic databases for service tasks than Internet directories and search engines. (Three appendixes are included: (1) Formal Email; (2) Paper-Based Questionnaire; and (3) Web-Based Questionnaire. Contains 8 footnotes, 13 figures and 10 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A