Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

11-2008

Abstract

The University has a cybercafé that provides Internet services to the members of the university community and their neighbors. This study analyzed the use of the Internet facilities by faculty members. Of the 224 copies of the questionnaire distributed, 120 were completed and returned. Result showed that more than half of the respondents acquired their Internet skills through self study/instruction and more than one-third ) rated their Internet skill as average. One fifthuse the Internet daily, while only 10 percent spend 10-20 hours per week on the Internet. Only 30 percent use the Internet facilities on campus and research is the major reason for using the Internet. The use of the Internet has decreased the use of traditional library and increased dependence on the Internet and the electronic library.

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