How are our undergraduates using youtube? A survey on music students’ use of youtube and the library’s multimedia collection

Katie Lai*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-217
Number of pages19
JournalMusic Reference Services Quarterly
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Music
  • Library and Information Sciences

User-Defined Keywords

  • Collection development
  • Information-seeking behavior
  • Multimedia
  • Online streaming
  • Youtube

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