Sokoine University of Agriculture

Acceptance and usage of open access scholarly Communication by Postgraduate students at the Sokoine university of agriculture and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Dulle, F.W.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-06T07:37:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-06T07:37:00Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1392
dc.description African Journal of Libriary Archives & information Science, 2011; 21 (1): 17-27 en_US
dc.description.abstract Thisstudy assessed the awareness and usage of OpenAccess (OA)for scholarly communication by postgraduate students at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). A semistructured self-administered questionnaire survey was undertaken using a convenience sample of 230 postgraduate students of whom 128 (55.6%) participated in the study. The open access concept was familiar to 58.6% of the respondents; however, although 60.9% of them acknowledged having accessed OA content, only10.9% of them had disseminated research findings through ~A. The respondents' perceptionstoward OA were generally positive. Lowawareness of the OA concept, inadequate onlinescholarly communication skills, and the slowInternet connectivity 'H'erepossible factors affecting the exploitation of OA in the study area. The review and formalisation of the existing postgraduate information literacy training modules at the two universities is recommended in order to improve the adoption of OA and exploitation of the online resources in general. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Scholarly Communication en_US
dc.subject Open access en_US
dc.subject Filtering quality knowledge en_US
dc.subject Scholarly publishing en_US
dc.subject Postgraduate students en_US
dc.title Acceptance and usage of open access scholarly Communication by Postgraduate students at the Sokoine university of agriculture and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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