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Title: Perception Of Students On Mobile Technology Based Library Services
Authors: Ocran, Theophilus, Kwamena
Keywords: Mobile technology
Mobile library
Issue Date: 13-Feb-2017
Publisher: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Abstract: ABSTRACT Introduction: Emerging trends in library and information space especially in the academic environment requires remote and boundary less access to library services. Mobile technology has been recognised as the single most embraced technology in the world. Implementing this technological innovation will bring a lot of relief to students in University of Cape Coast and the University community in general. The study attempts to investigate the perception of students of University of Cape Coast on mobile technology-based library service. The pilot study involved six management members from the library and fifteen students comprising ten undergraduate and five postgraduate students. Method: The tool adopted for the study was an interview guide for the data collection. The interview guide was grouped under four headings: perception of mobile library service on campus, students’ proficiency and strategies for successful implementation and imminent challenges. The data collected was qualitative in nature. Results: The study shows; 1. Almost every student had at least one mobile device which is a smartphone and can be used to access library service. 2. students and management expressed their willingness to patronise such services. They also showed positive perception regarding mobile phone based library services.
Description: 38p
ISSN: 1522-0222
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