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Perceptions of libraries and information resources : a report to the OCLC membership

Author: Cathy De Rosa; OCLC.
Publisher: Dublin, Ohio : OCLC Online Computer Library Center, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This report to the OCLC membership summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences. It provides the findings and responses from an online survey in an effort to learn more about library use, awareness and use of library electronic resources, the Internet search engine, the library and the librarian, free vs. for-fee information, and the "library" brand.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy De Rosa; OCLC.
ISBN: 1556533640 9781556533648
OCLC Number: 62293968
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
Contents: pt. 1. Libraries and information sources: use, familiarity and favorability : Library use ; Familiarity with and usage of multiple information sources ; How respondents learn about new information sources ; Impressions of information sources --
pt. 2. Using the library: in person and online : Activities at the library ; Awareness of library electronic resources ; Using library electronic information resources ; Seeking assistance in using library resources ; Familiarity with the library web site ; The Internet search engine, the library and the librarian ; Keeping up-to-date with library resources --
pt. 3. The library brand : The value of electronic information resources ; Judging the trustworthiness of information ; Trust in library resources and search engines ; Free vs. for-fee information ; Validating information ; Libraries: positive and negative associations ; Lifestyle fit ; Books: the library brand ; Brand potential: libraries, books and information --
pt. 4. Respondents' advice to libraries : The library's role in the community ; Rating library services ; Advice to libraries --
pt. 5. Libraries: a universal brand? --
Appendixes : A. Supporting data tables ; B. Sample verbatim comments --
About OCLC.
Responsibility: principal contributors, Cathy De Rosa [and others].
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This report to the OCLC membership summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences. It provides the findings and responses from an online survey in an effort to learn more about library use, awareness and use of library electronic resources, the Internet search engine, the library and the librarian, free vs. for-fee information, and the "library" brand.

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