Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Library

Abstract

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.

Keywords

YouTube, multimedia, collection development, information\-seeking behavior, online streaming

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Music Reference Services Quarterly

Volume

16

Issue

4

Start Page

199

End Page

217

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1080/10588167.2013.843361

ISSN (print)

10588167

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