Film Scholars’ Library Use Characteristics in Research Universities

by Myers, Amanda C

Abstract (Summary)
Film studies scholars are interdisciplinary scholars, a blend between the fine arts discipline and humanities discipline. Unlike art or drama, film scholars in universities do not usually reside in dedicated film programs, but inside larger departments such as English or Communication. Historically, the primary sources of film studies have been neglected acquisitions by research libraries. In this study, 38 scholars from three research universities in North Carolina share the characteristics of film scholars. With these considerations, the library use characteristics of film scholars were investigated and compared to the library use patterns of humanist and fine arts faculty. The findings showed that the film scholars shared many library use characteristics with the humanist faculty with the following exceptions. The literature film scholars use is diverse and the faculty maintained their own subscriptions and collections. In addition, the respondents tended to use the Internet as a primary source of information more than humanist scholars.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Evelyn Daniel

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:audio visual library service – evaluation research libraries use studies surveys


Date of Publication:07/22/2004

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