Use and Users of Electronic Journals at Catalan Universities: The Results of a Survey

Borrego, Àngel; Anglada, Lluís; Barrios, Maite; Comellas, Núria
January 2007
Journal of Academic Librarianship;Jan2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
We present the results of a survey on the use of electronic journals by the academic staff of the universities belonging to the Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC). The results show that a high proportion of teaching and research staff are aware of the collection of electronic journals and that there is an increasing preference for the electronic to the detriment of the printed format. The collection of electronic journals is highly valued and most users expect to increase their use of them during the next few years. The results also confirm the importance of discipline and age as explanatory factors of the use of electronic journals.


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