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Conway, Kate – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2011
This paper describes a study comparing the information literacy skills of commencing undergraduate and postgraduate Information Studies students at Curtin University. The study was conducted by means of an online multiple choice survey, which students completed during the first few weeks of their course. The results show that a number of both…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy, Work Experience, Information Skills
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Mamtora, Jayshree – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2011
Due to the increase in research activity at Charles Darwin University in recent years, the Library created the position of Research Services Coordinator to meet researcher needs. Eighteen months after the new staff member was in place, an online survey was carried out to gauge the success of the new services and resources provided, and thereby…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Library Services
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Qayyum, M. Asim; Williamson, Kirsty; Liu, Ying-Hsang; Hider, Philip – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2010
This study investigated the news-seeking and browsing behaviours of young adults, partly in the context of everyday life information seeking (ELIS), in order to explore their perceptions of and attitudes towards print and online news media. The study is significant because traditional print newspapers face a steady decline in their readership with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, College Students, Information Seeking
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Gatenby, Pam – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2010
One of the most exciting developments to occur within the library profession in recent years has been the re-evaluation of library's role in resource discovery in the web environment. This has involved recognition of short-comings of online library catalogues, a re-affirmation of the importance of metadata and a new focus on the wealth of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Library Services
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Forsyth, Ellen; Joseph, Mylee; Perry, Leanne – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2009
The "New South Wales Learning 2.0" training program is being made available to the entire NSW public library work force of over 2300 people in 2008-2009. This paper is a snapshot of the impact of the course as at September 2008, five months after it was launched. It explores how the training impacted on the staff skill levels, knowledge,…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Foreign Countries, Library Development, Labor Force
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Haddow, Gaby; Genoni, Paul – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2009
This paper reports on a study that applied citation-based measurements to Australian education journals. Citations data were drawn from two sources, Web of Science and Scopus, and these data were used to calculate each journal's impact factor, "h"-index, and diffusion factor. The rankings resulting from these analyses were compared with…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Foreign Countries, Internet, Research