Patron-driven acquisition: perception on e-book selection practices at academic libraries in Malaysia / Norliya Ahmad Kassim and Che Zainab Hj Abdullah

Ahmad Kassim, Norliya and Abdullah, Che Zainab (2012) Patron-driven acquisition: perception on e-book selection practices at academic libraries in Malaysia / Norliya Ahmad Kassim and Che Zainab Hj Abdullah. Research Reports. Research Management Institute (RMI), Shah Alam. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
Text
LP_NORLIYA AHMAD KASSIM RMI 12_5.pdf

Download (266kB) | Preview

Abstract

Library is the core business of higher institution. The acquisition department in the library, act as catalyst in selecting and providing information resources for university in achieving its mission and vision. In most academic libraries in Malaysia, the selection of e-books is done by the collection development officer. These phenomena lead to a situation whereby the titles selected are not being borrowed by the customers. To avoid the uneconomical situation, the academic libraries must develop relevant e-book collection policies based on the users' needs. The purpose of this study is to find out the perception on the current practices of collection development policy of e-book at academic libraries in Malaysia. The specific objectives are: (1) to ascertain the practice of e-book selection practices among academic libraries in Malaysia, and (2) to determine the Return on Investment (ROI) regarding e-book selection practices among academic libraries in Malaysia. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researcher considered the appropriateness of using the quantitative method. A survey using questionnaire is used as the instrument to collect data. A semi-structured interview is conducted in the initial stage of the study to explore background information and to help with the development of the instrument. The population for the study comprises of all professional librarians in the acquisition department at the academic libraries in Malaysia as listed in the directory of Malaysian University libraries' website. Statistical Package & Service Solution (SPSS) Version 17.0 is used for data analysis. The findings of the study will produce a guideline in the selection of e-book libraries in Malaysia.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Reports)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library; Acquisition department; e-book selection; Academic libraries
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Book industries and trade > Electronic publishing
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > University and college. Academic libraries
Divisions: Research Management Institute (RMI)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 02:10
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 02:10
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/17497

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year