YouTube has become one of the most visited places online. Its increasing popularity appears to be illustrated by our university’s students’ greater reliance on YouTube and less on the library's physical CDs/DVDs.
In relation to this change, this study aims to understand how music undergraduates in Hong Kong Baptist University use YouTube and the library’s multimedia collection, whether there is a preference between the two resources, and whether their choice of resources might vary depending on tasks to be performed. It was also hoped to stimulate a discussion on multimedia collection development, user education and the use of discovery tools.
YouTube, multimedia, collection development, information\-seeking behavior, online streaming
Source Publication Title
Music Reference Services Quarterly
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Lai, K. (2013). How are our undergraduates using YouTube? A survey on music students’ use of YouTube and the library’s multimedia collection. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 16 (4). https://doi.org/10.1080/10588167.2013.843361