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RODRIGUEZ BRAVO, Blanca; ALVITE DIEZ, María Luisa  and  OLEA MERINO, Isabel. The use of electronic journals at the University of Leon (Spain): consumer habits and researcher satisfaction. Investig. bibl [online]. 2015, vol.29, n.66, pp.17-55. ISSN 2448-8321.

This study examines the behaviors, preferences and degree of satisfaction of the academic community of the University of Leon with regard to the use of electronic journals. Data and opinions from faculty undertaking research in sixty-nine fields of knowledge were gathered by means of survey applied in 2012. Results were examined against those gathered in an analysis performed by the research team of download statistics and productivity data. Frequent, intense use of online journals is evident largely in the area of research tasks. The average number of articles consulted per year was significant, with marked differences between the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Life and Health Sciences. The average number of journal titles regularly consulted by faculty at the University of Leon was comes nearly to ten, a result that exceeds the average found in other studies.

Keywords : Academic Libraries; Electronic Journals; Habits of Consumption; Readings; Satisfaction of Researchers; Spain; Surveys; University of Leon; Use.

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