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Hamdipour A, Bigdeli Z. Assessment of accepting rate of Electronic Information Resources (EIR) by Iranian Knowledge and Information Science faculty members. .... 2014; 30 (1) :151-172
URL: http://jipm.irandoc.ac.ir/article-1-2527-en.html
University of Tabriz
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Electronic information resources (EIR) play an important role in the process of education and research. The aim of this study was to analyze the status of adoption of electronic information resources (EIR) by Iranian Knowledge and Information Science (KIS) faculty members. This applied- descriptive survey was carried out on Iranian KIS Faculty Members in 2012. The number of participants was determined based on the Cochran's sample size table. Of the 170 Faculty Members, 122 individuals were randomly selected. Data collection tool was an Electronic questionnaire, and its validity was confirmed by professionals. The reliability of the questionnaire was verified after a pilot study. By using IBM SPSS 20 software and through exploratory factor analysis, descriptive statistics, and inferential tests the data were analyzed. Results showed that, there is significant difference between the mean of adoption rate of electronic information resources (EIR) by people with different levels of education. In addition, the Pearson correlation coefficient showed a significant relationship between mean of adoption rate and the faculty’s teaching experience and age. The results of Kolmogorov-Smirnoff test showed that the curve of adoption rate of electronic information resources among the sample is normal, and thus, the adoption rate of resources over time, is S-shaped. Ultimately, this study confirmed The Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation Theory (2003) in context of Adaptor categories of electronic information resources (EIR), and S-shaped curve, among faculty members in departments of knowledge and Information science in Iran.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2014/06/23 | Accepted: 2014/06/23 | Published: 2014/06/23

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