Student and faculty perceptions of film resources : a case study of DBS Library

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Dunning, Sean
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MSc Information and Library Management
Dublin Business School
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This thesis is a case study of student and faculty perceptions of film collections, resources and services at DBS Library. The aim of the study is to learn whether there are any improvements required in relation to film resources and services at DBS Library to inform future developments in this area. The case study includes a literature review on library collections, resources and new developments in relation to film resources within libraries. New developments such as streaming are explored within the thesis. A mixed methods approach is employed to gain user feedback comprising a survey and interviews. Feedback from librarians in addition to faculty and students is also obtained. The feedback from the students and faculty reveals their thoughts and opinions on the film resources and services at DBS Library and also shows whether they believe any improvements to these resources or services is needed. The feedback from librarians reveals how they have dealt with students film or otherwise and about the feedback that they themselves receive from both students and faculty about the library. The research findings will also indicate how often students or faculty use the library, what resources do they use and how they rate the book or film collection in the library. Author keywords: Academic library, film resources and services