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ERIC Number: EJ792907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Knowledge, Use, and Attitudes of Academic Librarians
Hendrix, Dean
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v7 n2 p191-212 Apr 2007
To assess their knowledge, use, and attitudes regarding peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, this study surveyed academic librarians (n = 162) via a mail-in survey. Correlations between the sample characteristics (age, gender, year of MLS, type of library job) and P2P knowledge, use, and attitudes were also explored. Overall, academic librarians demonstrated low knowledge levels (mean quiz score = 49 percent), rarely used P2P applications, and exhibited indifferent attitudes (total neutral responses = 42 percent) toward these burgeoning information technologies. In conclusion, the implications of the survey's findings in relation to academic library services, campus standing, and professional ethics are discussed. (Contains 35 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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