Users’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding electronic resources and information literacy: a pilot study at Makerere University.

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Abstract

This paper presents a pilot study of an on-going doctoral study, addressing the knowledge, attitudes and practices of e-resources users. The study was a cross-sectional survey of graduate students, researchers, academic staff, heads of departments and college librarians at the Makerere University School of Public Health. The purpose was to test data collection methods and gain pre-understanding of users’ perceptions and use of e-resources. Conclusions: Data collection instruments had to be adjusted in terms of selection and grouping of subjects, and questionnaire rephrasing. - Users’ knowledge of available electronic resources is often inadequate, which means that they cannot utilize the e-resources fully. This in turn has a negative effect on learning, teaching and research. Most subjects had had no training in the use of electronic library resources. The users should be encouraged to participate in information literacy training.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Alison Annet Kinengyere
  • Birgitta Olander
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Antal sidor8
StatusUnpublished - 2011
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangQualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries QQML 2011 - Athens, Grekland
Varaktighet: 2011 maj 242011 maj 27

Konferens

KonferensQualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries QQML 2011
LandGrekland
OrtAthens
Period2011/05/242011/05/27