Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Proposed Electronic Selective Dissemination of Information Through SMS and Email in an Academic Library
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In this digital age, information overload is a problem. Information across internet has exploded and filtering information pertaining to individual’s interest increases. One method for addressing this problem is through e-Selective Dissemination of Information (e-SDI). It is fast and easy way of disseminating information to library users through the use of email or text messages. This study aimed to determine the preferred means of receiving, the level of effectiveness and challenges encountered in the conduct of e-SDI service at the University Learning Resource Center, Saint Mary’s University of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines using quantitative method of research. Findings revealed that: 1) the respondents preferred text messaging as the mean of receiving information from the ULRC; 2) the level of effectiveness of e-SDI was high; and 3) the pressing problems encountered by the faculty respondents were the slow internet connection and wifi connection, lack of instruction on the use of e-SDI service, and privacy issues on the use of personal data and gadgets.