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1. Chaura, Maloto Green. Information behaviour of fourth year students of Mzuzu University in Malawi .

Degree: 2014, University of the Western Cape

The study investigated the information behaviour of fourth year students of Mzuzu University in Malawi. The study specifically intended to establish the information needs, preferred information sources and information seeking behaviours of fourth year students at Mzuzu University. The study also aimed at ascertaining whether emotions experienced by these students conformed to some of those identified by Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) model. The study used the Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process model as a theoretical framework because of its being closer to reality on how students search for information. The target population of the study was seven hundred and fifty two (752) fourth year students belonging to the five faculties of the University (Mzuzu University website, 2013). A mixed method survey employing both qualitative and quantitative approaches was used. The study used the probability sampling method. Specifically, stratified sampling in which students were divided into different strata according to the faculty they belong to was adopted. The study used the sample size of two hundred and fifty four (254) students of which two hundred and forty three (243) responded to the questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that most of the fourth year students (65.4%) needed information for their academic studies. The study also found that most of these students (62.5%) preferred electronic and not printed information sources. Most students indicated that they did not use e-journals (66%), subscription databases (94%) or printed journals (52%). As sources of information, students relied mainly on the Internet (64.6%), search engines like Google (56.2%) and the OPAC (45%). When searching for information, the majority of students did not use truncation (98.3%) or Boolean logic (98.8%).It has also been established that students did not fully conform to Kuhlthau’s ISP model of information behaviour. Some of the obstacles met during information seeking were lack of financial resources as well as lack of essential textbooks and important books. The findings suggest that the students lack information literacy skills and it is recommended that the university should re-examine its information literacy education. It is expected that the findings of this study will assist the researcher and the Mzuzu University library and the Learning Resources Centre to establish more effective and user centred services to meet the needs of their students. It also adds to the body of knowledge on information behaviour of students, especially in Malawi. Advisors/Committee Members: King, L (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Academic libraries; Information seeking; Information behaviour; Malawi

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APA (6th Edition):

Chaura, M. G. (2014). Information behaviour of fourth year students of Mzuzu University in Malawi . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4112

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Chaura, Maloto Green. “Information behaviour of fourth year students of Mzuzu University in Malawi .” 2014. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed December 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4112.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Chaura, Maloto Green. “Information behaviour of fourth year students of Mzuzu University in Malawi .” 2014. Web. 16 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Chaura MG. Information behaviour of fourth year students of Mzuzu University in Malawi . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4112.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Chaura MG. Information behaviour of fourth year students of Mzuzu University in Malawi . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/4112

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of the Western Cape

2. Majal, Sulaiman. Redesigning academic library spaces for 21st century users with special reference to CPUT Libraries .

Degree: 2016, University of the Western Cape

The use and design of library spaces in higher education is a theme that has come to the forefront of user needs in the past few years. Academic libraries are redesigning their spaces to accommodate the 21st century user. The 21st century user is often labeled as Generation Y and requires a different set of knowledge and skills. In today’s knowledge economy, core skills include creativity, problem solving and collaboration. Libraries are creating space to accommodate the needs of these new users. They are developing group work areas, relaxation or pause areas, technology hubs and discussion rooms. This study has investigated how to redesign academic libraries, using Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Cape Town branch as a pilot study. The researcher used the concept of library "as place" or "3ʳᵈ place" as a theory. The framework interrogated the ten qualities of a good library space. The researcher used a mixed method research design to conduct this study. A questionnaire of which multiple copies were made, interviews and internal statistics were used to gather data. The results of the study reflected that the library is functional, can be adapted, the space is accessible and varied, it is conducive to motivating and inspiring people, it does promote interactivity between users and library services, and is environmentally suitable, flexible and has a wow factor. All of these characteristics conform to McDonald’s ten qualities of a good library space. Advisors/Committee Members: Fredericks, G.H (advisor), King, L (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Library design; CPUT; Library as 3rd place; 21st century user; Generation Y

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APA (6th Edition):

Majal, S. (2016). Redesigning academic library spaces for 21st century users with special reference to CPUT Libraries . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5540

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Majal, Sulaiman. “Redesigning academic library spaces for 21st century users with special reference to CPUT Libraries .” 2016. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed December 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5540.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Majal, Sulaiman. “Redesigning academic library spaces for 21st century users with special reference to CPUT Libraries .” 2016. Web. 16 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Majal S. Redesigning academic library spaces for 21st century users with special reference to CPUT Libraries . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2016. [cited 2019 Dec 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5540.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Majal S. Redesigning academic library spaces for 21st century users with special reference to CPUT Libraries . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/5540

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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