A survey of library skills and computer literacy of new students entering the University Of Malaya: 1996/97

Chall, D.K.; Lim, S.H. (1997) A survey of library skills and computer literacy of new students entering the University Of Malaya: 1996/97. Kekal Abadi, 16 (4). pp. 1-11. ISSN 01272578

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Abstract

Report on the findings of a survey of the library skills and computer literacy of 2058 students entering the University of Malaya in the 1996/97 academic session. Although most students were familiar with libraries, they lacked searching skills associated with electronic retrieval of inforation particularly keyword searching. Almost 60% of the students said they knew how to use a computer. However, their computer skills were largely confined to word processing. Very few were familiar with accessing the Internet, using multimedia, searching CD-ROM and online databases and using a computerised catalogue. It was also found that about half of them were able to differentiate between a book citation and a journal article citation.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Chall, D.K.(University of Malaya Library)
  2. Lim, S.H.(University of Malaya Library)
Journal or Publication Title: Kekal Abadi
Additional Information: University of Malaya Library
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library Skills; Computer Literacy; Library Skills
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Library
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2011 10:30
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2011 10:30
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2093

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