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“My universe is here”: implications for the future of academic libraries from the results of a survey of researchers

Moncrieff, Joan, Macauley, Peter and Epps, Janine 2007, “My universe is here”: implications for the future of academic libraries from the results of a survey of researchers, Australian academic & research libraries, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 71-83.

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Title “My universe is here”: implications for the future of academic libraries from the results of a survey of researchers
Author(s) Moncrieff, Joan
Macauley, Peter
Epps, Janine
Journal name Australian academic & research libraries
Volume number 38
Issue number 2
Start page 71
End page 83
Publisher Australian Library and Information Association
Place of publication Bundoora, Vic.
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 0004-8623
Summary One of the major challenges of university libraries is to adequately support the information needs of researchers. This paper outlines the results of a survey conducted by Deakin University Library into the information needs of researchers and the library’s perceived role and performance. The survey consisted of twenty-three interviews conducted with researchers, and its results challenged established ideas regarding researchers’ preference for print, age of resources required, and reliance on specialist rather than general or cross-disciplinary databases. Of note were the decreasing physical use of the library, the increasing importance of online resources and the changing need for library support services. The study raises some key questions relating to the future of libraries and the role of librarians.
Notes Includes the authors' post refereed version of the article and the questionnaire used in the survey.
Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 080703 Human Information Behaviour
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, AARL
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006268

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