Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the utilization of discovery tools in classrooms with the aim of trying to assess the attitude toward them.

Design/methodology/approach – The methodology adopted in this article is a literature review.

Findings – Despite the author's best efforts to look at the data from all angles, the author found no statistical significance in any of the data pulled from the survey. The author also tested to see if personal preference had any bearing on reference preference and found that there was no statistical significance between personal preference and reference preference. The author removed all responses that said “it depends” and the results showed that there still was no statistical significance between personal preference and reference preference.

Originality/value – Libraries can rebrand their services by utilizing and advocating for discovery tools, but it will only happen if they are willing to make changes on their attitudes toward discovery tools.

Comments

This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited in Library Hi Tech News, volume 32, issue 1, 2015.

The Version of Record is available online at this link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/LHTN-09-2014-0078.

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