YouTube has become one of the most visited places online. Its increasing popularity appears to be illustrated by our university’s students’ greater reliance on YouTube and less on the library’s physical CDs/DVDs. In relation to this change, this study aims to understand how music undergraduates at Hong Kong Baptist University use YouTube and the library’s multimedia collection, whether there is a preference between the two resources, and whether their choice of resources might vary depending on the tasks to be performed. I also hope to stimulate a discussion on multimedia collection development, user education, and the use of discovery tools.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Library and Information Sciences
- Collection development
- Information-seeking behavior
- Online streaming