International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2016)

Discovering the user perceptions in formats of electronic and print resources


Mohammad Aslam

The purpose of this article is to know more about format preferences between print and electronic resources among academic community at the university libraries. In times of shrinking budget, librarians will have to choose one format between both electronic and print. Library professionals need to know the format preferences of the uses in order to make the decision about what format to purchase because library cannot purchase both formats at the same time. While more publishers are charging separately for the print and electronic, and it is not possible financially because budgets become tight, therefore librarians have to decide one format or another. Advantage and disadvantage of both formats electronic and print resources including collection process discussed throughout the paper, situations that affect the selection of use between both formats and outlines are also discussed.
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