A Study on the Attitude of the BS Chemistry Students Towards the Use of BatStateU Main Library’s Web OPAC Through their Electronic Gadgets

Angelica A. Angeles-Macalalad, Bryan John A. Magoling

Abstract


With the development and application of information and communication technology, library services have undergone a great deal of improvement. The library cataloguing system has turned more user friendly through the use of internet. The traditional card catalogue has evolved into the computer-based online public access catalogue (OPAC). This research study examined the attitudes of selected BS Chemistry students of Batangas State University towards the use of their Main Library’s Web OPAC through their electronic gadgets. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to student respondents. A Likert scale was used in the research questionnaire. Majority of the respondents had favorable perception and attitudes towards the use of their electronic gadget in accessing the Web OPAC. All of the respondents were able to access Web OPAC using their electronic gadgets and their searches were mostly thesis related. They all agreed that they asked assistance from the librarian on how to use their electronic gadget in accessing the library Web OPAC. Using their electronic gadgets, they were able to locate the documents of their interest from the library Web OPAC. Most of them agreed that they found more items than expected and they feel comfortable in using Web OPAC using their electronic gadget. They agreed that it was fun and easy to use Web OPAC through their electronic gadgets. Over-all they rate the use of electronic gadget in accessing the Web OPAC as very easy.


Keywords


Electronic Gadget; Library Services; Web OPAC.

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