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Pinto, Maria; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura; Marco, Francisco Javier García – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Preference for autonomous versus directed learning for the acquisition of information competencies (ICs) was analyzed among undergraduate social science students according to gender, degree program, belief in importance, and self-efficacy. Data were gathered using the IL-HUMASS (Information Literacy Humanities Social Sciences) online survey from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Students
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Pinto, Maria; Pascual, Rosaura Fernandez – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Understanding perceptions of Library and Information Science (LIS) students on two dimensions--belief in the importance (BIM) of a set of core information competencies, and Self-Efficacy (SE)--is pursued. Factor analysis implementation raises a clear distinction between BIM and SE results. This analysis points to two sets of competencies:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Library Science, Library Education
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Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Ramos, Andres; Sanchez, Gerardo; Meneses, Grizly – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
The study was carried out with students of official doctoral programs of Information Science in four universities in Spain and Latin America with the purpose of finding out, through self-assessments, student perceptions of their own information competence. A survey was designed to determine self-perceptions of knowledge, skills and attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Information Science Education
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Pinto, Maria – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
The IL-HUMASS survey is applied to a sample of Spanish Social Sciences and Humanities students in an attempt to gain a better understanding of their information literacy from an internal perspective. We analyze scores for three dimensions (motivation, self-efficacy and learning habits) of each of the survey's 26 variables, grouped into 4…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Humanities, Social Sciences, College Students
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Marco, Francisco Javier Garcia; Pinto, Maria – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: A model to explore the relations among local and global relevance-based information behaviour is proposed that is based on objective and subjective measures of the relevance of the Website contents. Method: Global interest for the Website was researched using data on visits, while local use was explored with two surveys on the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Learning, Information Retrieval, Behavior
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Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Ramos, Andres – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
The authors compare Spanish faculty use of library services and the interest they express in value-added services and improvement actions. The results are based on data from a survey of 546 faculty in the field of science and technology. The study differentiates between the areas of pure science, engineering and architecture, and life sciences.…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Sciences, Library Services, College Faculty
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Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Marcial, Viviana; Gomez-Camarero, Carmen – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2010
This research explores the extent of service quality in Spanish university science and technology libraries, based on the expectations and perceptions of their users: faculty and researchers. Users' information behavior is analyzed with the specially designed BiQual tool, which reveals specific needs such as the greater importance of electronic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Services, Case Studies