Academic researchers' use of the Internet, and their consequent support requirements.

Neil Jacobs


Because the lnternet has become such a pervasive
information medium, the Library at Sussex
University decided to investigate how local
academic researchers were using it in their work (if
at all), and thereby to assess their support
requirements. A total of 30 academics were
interviewed, and the results indicated that the
appropriate support arrangements were
decentralised and discipline-based, in terms of
staffing, training and maintenance of a local lnternet
'gateway'. These results are in line with those of
research on related topics.


Internet; academic reseachers; information medium; support requirements; local Internet 'gateway'

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CILIP Registered Charity no 313014

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