Evaluating awareness of information resources at partner colleges of the University of Teesside

Sue Myer (Library and Information Services, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK)
Frances Porritt (Library and Information Services, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK)

VINE

ISSN: 0305-5728

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to evaluate whether students used the library and information services at the University of Teesside and, if not, what were the reasons for them seeking other sources of information.

Design/methodology/approach

The article was based on a literature review and a subsequent questionnaire study.

Findings

It was found that staff placed a higher value on access to the University LRC than did the students. This was due to several reasons such as staff being reluctant to identify students' needs and the induction failing to stress the benefits of using it.

Originality/value

This article has helped to confirm the link between induction and use of a University LRC and demonstrates the importance of improving the induction process, thereby creating a natural path to the library facilities. There is scope for further research into the usage of public libraries by HE students.

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Citation

Myer, S. and Porritt, F. (2005), "Evaluating awareness of information resources at partner colleges of the University of Teesside", VINE, Vol. 35 No. 4, pp. 230-240. https://doi.org/10.1108/03055720510637763

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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