E-book usage behavior of users in Thai academic libraries

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Thidarat Saraphon
Lumpang Manmart

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The objectives of this research were to study the usage behavior of users in Thai academic libraries. Quantitative method was used and data collection was done by purposive sampling with 527 respondents who were lecturers and students from 4 university libraries by questionnaire. Results found that: E-book usage of users of Information sources were search engine while university libraries mostly interdisciplinary e-book database, e-book types was e-textbooks, e-books contents was mostly science and technology, e-book languages was mostly English, searching methods was mostly searching by themselves manually, devices for e-book was mostly smartphone, and e-book formats was mostly pdf file. E-books usage problems found that e-book acquisition at a medium level, e-book storage and organization at a medium level, e-book access and retrieval at a medium level, and e-book promotion at a medium level. E-books requirement found that e-book policy and acquisition at a high level, e-book storage and organization at a high level, e-book access and retrieval at a high level, and e-book services at a high level.

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