An assessment on whether the University of Chichester (UoC) should develop and launch a library app to improve student engagement with the library resources.

Student, A. (2015) An assessment on whether the University of Chichester (UoC) should develop and launch a library app to improve student engagement with the library resources. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Despite the widespread use of technology by students and its increased use in
academic libraries, there has been very little empirical evidence concerning the
impact of technological advancements on student learning and engagement with
library services. Many researchers recognise the influence of technology on the
academic library, therefore it’s important to adapt and respond to the technological
developments as well as the needs of the students.
This study tested if using a library mobile app for educationally relevant purposes
can impact student engagement at university. The data represents responses for 42
students in total to questionnaires (37) and interviews (5), and an interview with The
Deputy Librarian was undertaken to gain further insight into this research.
In this discussion, an attempt has been made to identify student engagement with
the University of Chichester (UoC) library and identify the main causes for the lack of
student engagement with the library resources made available. The research also
examined the respondent’s view on launching a library mobile app. The results
showed a significant response in likelihood of using and installing the library app.
However, the results for student engagement with the UoC were unexpected by
factors such as inaccessibility and unavailability of library resources.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Departments > Business School
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Steve Bowman
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 11:10
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 13:38
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1454

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