3 February 2007

Information Online 2007 - one I left out

One more paper I should have mentioned..

"Where and why university students choose to use computing facilities" was presented by Liz Burke from the University of Western Australia and Lea Beranek of La Trobe University.

key points..
  • 60% of students preferred to use computers in the library than elsewhere. The only group that didn't fit this trend were health science students. This was thought to be related to the use of specialised applications and teaching methods in that discipline.
  • Only 7% said they never used computing facilities in the library
  • Most important criteria for students in selecting where to use computers was immediate availability
  • Second most important criteria was the cost of printing.