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Extent of Future e-Resource Usage as Perceived by Students of Information Science in Iran


  • Assistant Professor in Department of Information Science, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, 22 Baman Str. Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of


The present study is aimed at investigating the extent of future E-Resource usage as perceived by information science students in Iran. A total number of 82 respondents (52 PG students and 30 Research scholars) were randomly selected. A questionnaire measuring usage of various digital technologies and accessing digital resources was prepared and administered to the sample population. Results revealed that there is a non-significant association between categories of responses for CD-ROM data base awareness. The association between categories of responses for CD-ROM database searches from RICST and IRANDOC was also non-significant. It was also revealed that there is a non-significant association between category of responses for science citation index, bibliographic and citation analysis, IRANDOC abstracting and indexing services and Iran National Library bibliographical and cataloguing. But there was a significant difference in the respondents' awareness on subscription to online journals and also online database access. The association between categories of responses for content page services was also non-significant. The qualitative data presented through the research provided insight into electronic resource use within a cross section of the further education sector.


e-Resources, Information, Information Science.

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