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ERIC Number: ED504184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
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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 (Modified Version)
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 use electronic journals to obtain information to support their academic tasks, teaching, research and services. 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? (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. Two hypothesis were addressed: (1) There will be a difference in using electronic journals to perform the basic tasks according to faculty rank, and gender. (2) The degree to which faculty depend on electronic journals will differ across the academic tasks/activities, as follows: A) They will depend most on electronic journals for research tasks. B) They will depend least on electronic journals for service tasks. A bibliography is included. Three appendixes include: (1) Formal Email; (2) Paper-Based Questionnaire; and (3) Web-Based Questionnaire. (Contains 13 footnotes, 8 figures and 7 tables.) [Abstract format modified to meet ERIC guidelines. For the original version of this report, see ED494454.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania