Students as Users of Digital Libraries

  • John Catlow Information Systems Group, Faculty of Modern Languages, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Mirosław Górny Information Systems Group, Faculty of Modern Languages, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Rafał Lewandowski Information Systems Group, Faculty of Modern Languages, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Abstract

We present the results of a survey of one category of users of Polish digital libraries, namely students. This group accounts for 20% of all users. We begin by describing the way in which Polish students make use of digital libraries: how often they visit such a library, how long a typical session lasts, what materials are used most frequently, and what percentage of the total literature they use comes from digital libraries. This is followed by results concerning students’ evaluations and expectations of digital libraries. They were asked, among other things, to assess the mechanisms available for search and retrieval, and the quality of the scans. The degree of trust accorded to digital publications was also investigated.

Published
2017-07-02
How to Cite
CATLOW, John; GÓRNY, Mirosław; LEWANDOWSKI, Rafał. Students as Users of Digital Libraries. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, p. 861-869, july 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/285>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2019.