Query: keyword: "information services"
|Title||Knowledge, attitudes and practices with respect to institutional repositories in Mozambique : a benchmark study|
|Authors||H. van Dam, T. Madzija, A. Martinho, R. Waete|
|Publisher||Royal Tropical Insitute (KIT)|
|Series title||KIT Working Papers Series|
|Organisation||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Subject||Information, Knowledge and Communication|
|Keywords||information services, information and communication technologies, education|
|Abstract||A benchmark study was carried out on the knowledge surrounding, attitudes toward, and use of institutional repositories at Mozambican Universities, especially with regard to their medical faculties. This benchmark study was part of a two-step research set-up which examined: The level of knowledge, the attitudes and practices (KAP) of university library users in Mozambique; Factors or interventions that could have an effect on the KAP of library users in the near future; How the spread of information and knowledge among those working in the medical faculties of these universities was perceived.|
It was concluded that although the research did not start with a random sample of respondents, it gave a good insight into the level of knowledge and practices in Mozambican universities when dealing with academic information. Despite the fact that the majority of the respondents were not familiar with the institutional repository concept, they found the survey itself very educational, and at the end of the questionnaire many people suggested ideas for its content.
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