Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

This manuscript aims to investigate the students’ opinion about the Institutional Repository (IR) and the participants’ opinion about the impact of e- resources on their research work. Quantitative research design was employed to collect the data about students’ perception regarding IR and qualitative research design was utilized to explore the students’ opinion about the impact of e-resources on their research work. A questionnaire and an interview guide were utilized to collect the data. A convenience sampling technique was used to collect the data from two well-renowned Pakistani universities’ students. Total 84% of the respondents responded the questionnaire regarding their perception about the IR and 10 interviews were also conducted to explore the participants’ opinion about the impact of e-resources on their research work. The study focuses on the purpose of IR’s usage from the users’ point of view. Problems in using the IR and users’ satisfaction level from it were also discussed in the study. The study explored the role and advantages as well as disadvantages of the e-resources in the views of the study’s participants. This paper also highlighted the problems users faced while using the e-contents and their satisfaction level from the e-resources available in their respective institutions.

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