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Article: Undergraduates' Electronic Resources Diffusion at the Peking University: An Exploration on Language Impacts

TitleUndergraduates' Electronic Resources Diffusion at the Peking University: An Exploration on Language Impacts
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ulca20
Citation
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 2017, v. 40 n. 1-2, p. 1-9 How to Cite?
AbstractMost studies on Chinese academic resource selection have used a qualitative approach, focusing on issues such as resource distribution and accessibility. To fill the research gap, the current article analyses the responses of 190 undergraduate students of the Peking University to a questionnaire survey, revealing various academic resources' access methods, usage frequency, and access obstacles, while exploring underlying factors affecting resource usage with a focus on the language impacts. Further, the application of the innovation diffusion model to study the utilization of library electronic resources is novel. The current findings showed that open-shelf books, electronic journals, and open-access resources were highly utilized because of their high quality. Electronic resources were displacing printed resources. Based on Bass's innovation diffusion model, diffusion of different electronic resources among undergraduate students fit well with the S-curve, though with significantly different slopes, for example, there was a significantly different diffusion rate between English and Chinese resources. In particular, difficulties in accessing Western databases was identified because of students' limited information literacy and language ability.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/244412
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2017 Impact Factor: 0.333
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.511
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Q-
dc.contributor.authorLi, Z-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, X-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, KWD-
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T01:51:59Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-18T01:51:59Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationLibrary Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 2017, v. 40 n. 1-2, p. 1-9-
dc.identifier.issn1464-9055-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/244412-
dc.description.abstractMost studies on Chinese academic resource selection have used a qualitative approach, focusing on issues such as resource distribution and accessibility. To fill the research gap, the current article analyses the responses of 190 undergraduate students of the Peking University to a questionnaire survey, revealing various academic resources' access methods, usage frequency, and access obstacles, while exploring underlying factors affecting resource usage with a focus on the language impacts. Further, the application of the innovation diffusion model to study the utilization of library electronic resources is novel. The current findings showed that open-shelf books, electronic journals, and open-access resources were highly utilized because of their high quality. Electronic resources were displacing printed resources. Based on Bass's innovation diffusion model, diffusion of different electronic resources among undergraduate students fit well with the S-curve, though with significantly different slopes, for example, there was a significantly different diffusion rate between English and Chinese resources. In particular, difficulties in accessing Western databases was identified because of students' limited information literacy and language ability.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ulca20-
dc.relation.ispartofLibrary Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services-
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 2017, v. 40 n. 1-2, p. 1-9. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649055.2016.1263495-
dc.titleUndergraduates' Electronic Resources Diffusion at the Peking University: An Exploration on Language Impacts-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, KWD: dchiu88@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14649055.2016.1263495-
dc.identifier.hkuros278573-
dc.identifier.volume40-
dc.identifier.issue1-2-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage9-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000407546700001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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