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Management Information Systems

2014

Reference services and academic libraries

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How The Usage Of It Is Effecting Academic Libraries, Mohammed J. Sarwar Dec 2014

How The Usage Of It Is Effecting Academic Libraries, Mohammed J. Sarwar

Mohammed J Sarwar

The purpose of this treatise is to determine how information technology is affecting the usage of services in the academic library. Various studies suggest that there has been a decline in usage of traditional face-to-face reference services. The majority of the college students prefer to use the Web instead of frequenting the library. Librarians and educators are concerned that these students are developing poor research skills if they only use the internet for research. Many of them are not familiar with the best electronic resources. Librarians may have less reference work but they will need to offer instruction on using …