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ERIC Number: EJ991129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
"My Universe Is Here": Implications for the Future of Academic Libraries from the Results of a Survey of Researchers
Moncrieff, Joan; Macauley, Peter; Epps, Janine
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v38 n2 p71-83 Jun 2007
Supporting the information needs of researchers adequately is a major challenge for university libraries. This paper outlines results of a survey of 23 researchers conducted by Deakin University Library into their information needs and perceptions of the library's role and performance. The survey challenged established ideas about researchers' preference for print, the age of resources required, and reliance on specialist rather than general or cross-disciplinary databases. Of note were changes in use of the library and online resources, and in the need for library support services. The study raises key questions about the future roles of libraries and librarians. (Contains 32 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia