Academic usage of electronic journals focusing on EJUM (Electronic Journal of University of Malaya)

Abdul Rani, Huzaimah (2006) Academic usage of electronic journals focusing on EJUM (Electronic Journal of University of Malaya). Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM), an internet- based journal-hosting system designed to publish scholarly journals was developed in 1996. It currently hosts three journals: Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (A1IGS), iticila,vsian Journal of Library and iqfbrination Science (MILLS) and journal of Problem- Based Learning (JPBL) with the main purpose to provide an avenue for scholarly journals to be hosted by a single system. This study investigates the level of acceptance and usage of EIUM and also to examine what users of EJUM perceive to be important in electronic journals. A total of 300 hundred questionnaires were sent out to the registered users of EJUM and only 102 were used for analysis. The findings show that the respondents are predominantly academics from the field of computer science and most are lecturers without academic ranks within the age group of 31- 40. EJUM is mainly accessed for activities such as looking for new information and keyword search is the most commonly used searching strategy. The respondents rate EJUIvis functionalities as 'fair and most agreed that characteristics such as convenience of access, ease of use, ease of • downloading full text articles, availability of back issues and user friendly interface are important. Some of the most common problems faced by users of EJUM are downloading articles, searching and browsing for articles, viewing articles and printing articles. On the average, a user access electronic journals at least one a week and they are more likely to read the articles in the PDF format.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 02:50
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 02:50

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