Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library

dc.contributor.authorDe Jager, Karin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-11T12:21:08Z
dc.date.available2015-12-11T12:21:08Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this article is to explore from a number of points of view the perceptions of mainly undergraduate students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) about the value they derive from visiting the physical library. Design/methodology/approach: Data from different investigations were assembled to derive a composite view of undergraduates’ perceptions of the value of the library. LibQUAL+® data reflecting the “Library as Place” dimension of the survey completed in 2014 were scrutinized; data from two surveys conducted in the information commons and the 24/7 venue of the main library at UCT were compiled and data from gate counts during the past three years showed different aspects of undergraduates’ opinions and behavior. Findings: The combination of data from difference sources provided convincing evidence that undergraduate students value the library as a physical space and that they believe their working in the library enables them to get better marks for their university work. Originality/value: The originality of this paper lies in the combination of different datasets to focus on one particular issue, the value of the physical library.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationDe Jager, K. (2015). Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library. <i>Performance Measurement and Metrics</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15782en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationDe Jager, Karin "Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library." <i>Performance Measurement and Metrics</i> (2015) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15782en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationDe Jager, Karin. (2015). Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library. Performance Measurement and Metrics, 16(3), 289-302. DOI10.1108/PMM-08-2015-0021.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1467-8047en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - De Jager, Karin AB - Purpose: The purpose of this article is to explore from a number of points of view the perceptions of mainly undergraduate students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) about the value they derive from visiting the physical library. Design/methodology/approach: Data from different investigations were assembled to derive a composite view of undergraduates’ perceptions of the value of the library. LibQUAL+® data reflecting the “Library as Place” dimension of the survey completed in 2014 were scrutinized; data from two surveys conducted in the information commons and the 24/7 venue of the main library at UCT were compiled and data from gate counts during the past three years showed different aspects of undergraduates’ opinions and behavior. Findings: The combination of data from difference sources provided convincing evidence that undergraduate students value the library as a physical space and that they believe their working in the library enables them to get better marks for their university work. Originality/value: The originality of this paper lies in the combination of different datasets to focus on one particular issue, the value of the physical library. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1108/PMM-08-2015-0021 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Performance Measurement and Metrics LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 SM - 1467-8047 T1 - Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library TI - Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15782 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/15782
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/PMM-08-2015-0021
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationDe Jager K. Place matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the library. Performance Measurement and Metrics. 2015; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15782.en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentLibrary and Information Studies Centre (LISC)en_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourcePerformance Measurement and Metricsen_ZA
dc.source.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/pmm
dc.titlePlace matters: undergraduate perceptions of the value of the libraryen_ZA
dc.typeJournal Articleen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsLibQUAL+®en_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsAcademic library valueen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsUndergraduate studentsen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsLibrary as Placeen_ZA
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uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
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