Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Academic Librarianship

Publisher

Elsevier Inc.

Publication Date

10-31-2014

Abstract

The focus of this study was to identify: 1) usage of library e-resources by faculty and staff affiliation and status to identify research and teaching needs; 2) usage of library e-resources by student major, status, gender, registered disability and registered veteran to establish best outreach practices and areas that need service improvement and collection development in support of student learning; and 3) the correlation between use of library e-resources and student attainment as defined by grade point average (GPA). Demographic data was collected for these users based on their university NetID logins. The findings in this study conclusively document that students and faculty use library e-resources to a statistically significant extent and that a statistical relationship exists between student GPA and their use of e-resources. This information confirms the value of library resources to institutional teaching and research needs and can be used to document library value to the institutional mission.

Keywords

E-resources, Value, Library users, Academic libraries, Evaluation, Data mining

DOI

10.1016/j.acalib.2014.10.005

Comments

Publisher's Version: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133314001876

Rights

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Recommended Citation

Samson, S., Usage of E-resources: Virtual Value of Demographics, The Journal of Academic Librarianship (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2014.10.005

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