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Título: Need for, demand for, and use of European Union information
Autor: Martín González, Yolanda
Terra, Ana Lúcia
Data: 2013
Editora: De Gruyter
Citação: In "Libri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services". ISSN 1865-8423. 63:4 (2013) 320−338
Relatório da Série N.º: Libri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services
Resumo: The discussion and analysis of the diverse outreach activities in this article provide guidance and suggestions for academic librarians who are interested in outreach and community engagement of any scale and nature. Cases are draw from a wide spectrum and are particularly strong in the setting of large academic libraries, special collections and programming for multicultural populations. The aim of this study is to present the results of research carried out regarding the needs, demand and consumption of European Union information by users in European Documentation Centres (EDC). A quantitative methodology was chosen based on a questionnaire with 24 items. This questionnaire was distributed within the EDC of Salamanca, Spain, and the EDC of Porto, Portugal, during specific time intervals between 2010 and 2011. We examined the level of EU information that EDC users possess, and identified the factors that facilitate or hinder access to EU information, the topics most demanded, and the types of documents consulted. Analysis was made of the use that the consumer of European information makes of databases and their behaviour during the consultation. Although the sample used was not very significant owing to its small size, it is a faithful reflection of the scarce visits made to EDCs. This study can be of use to managers of EDCs, providing them with better knowledge of the information needs and demands of their users. Ultimately this should lead to improvements in the services offered. The study lies within a frame of research scarcely addressed in specialized scholarly literature: European Union information.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/3231
ISSN: 1865-8423
Versão do Editor: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.2013.63.issue-4/libri-2013-0025/libri-2013-0025.xml?rskey=6BnzRl&result=1
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