UBiRD Project Plan

HE libraries are spending very significant proportions of their budgets on electronic resources. Yet the common complaint among librarians and academics is that users are not accessing the quality material and are indeed more than ever preferring Google or Yahoo! to obtain their materials. There are many reasons for this – e.g. lack of standardisation in software platform design, access issues and lack of an aggregation facility which fits all. We are in a situation where electronic resources and technologies supporting they access have accelerated far beyond current practices in library user education. Studies in the behaviour of users, including attitudinal studies are needed in order to forge new pedagogic practices … more details