January 26, 2022

New Research Article: “Students’ Academic Reading Preferences: An Exploratory Study”

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Students’ Academic Reading Preferences: An Exploratory Study


Noa Aharony
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Judit Bar-Ilan
Bar-Ilan University, Israel


Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
Published Online Before Print (July 6, 2016)


The e-book reader revolution is already here. The questions we asked ourselves were: What are the reading preferences of Information Science students at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century? How do different variables, such as relative advantage, comprehension, and learning strategies affect students’ reading preferences? The research was conducted in Israel during the first semester of the 2015 academic year and encompassed 177 Library and Information Science students in an Information Science Department in Israel. Three questionnaires were used: personal details, relative advantage, and learning strategies, and two further questions that focused on reading habits. The study showed students’ preferences for printed materials. In addition, it emphasizes the importance of two personal variables that may affect students’ will to read electronic materials: relative advantage and comprehension.

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On a Related Note

Another New Full Text Research Article (Preprint) (via C&RL):

“Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries”

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.