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Article: Impacts of Library Space on Learning Satisfaction – An Empirical Study of University Library Design in Guangzhou, China

TitleImpacts of Library Space on Learning Satisfaction – An Empirical Study of University Library Design in Guangzhou, China
Authors
KeywordsLearning commons
Learning satisfaction
Library design
SEM analysis
University libraries
Issue Date2018
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jacalib
Citation
The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2018, v. 44 n. 6, p. 724-737 How to Cite?
AbstractThe current generation of millennial university students is more accustomed to searching reference information online than visiting the physical library facility, compared to the previous generations of students. Studies have shown that the role of the physical library facilities as a mere collection point of reading and reference materials is being threatened by the availability of free and high-speed online search engines. University libraries have always been an integral part in higher education learning activities, and they are not exempted from this threat. Based on a structural equation modelling framework, we analysed empirically the importance of different library design features that help enhance students' learning satisfaction, and found that lighting environment, acoustic environment as well as location of the library building were the main determinants impacting on the use of the university library by students in a major university in China. We conclude the paper with our suggestions in modifying library design to accommodate students' learning needs, and more importantly in recon uring the spatial and functional role of university libraries in this age of digital information from a mere provider of reference materials to a physical space of learning commons on campus.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/265142
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.459
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.424
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dc.contributor.authorLi, LH-
dc.contributor.authorWu, F-
dc.contributor.authorSu, B-
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-20T02:00:58Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-20T02:00:58Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2018, v. 44 n. 6, p. 724-737-
dc.identifier.issn0099-1333-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/265142-
dc.description.abstractThe current generation of millennial university students is more accustomed to searching reference information online than visiting the physical library facility, compared to the previous generations of students. Studies have shown that the role of the physical library facilities as a mere collection point of reading and reference materials is being threatened by the availability of free and high-speed online search engines. University libraries have always been an integral part in higher education learning activities, and they are not exempted from this threat. Based on a structural equation modelling framework, we analysed empirically the importance of different library design features that help enhance students' learning satisfaction, and found that lighting environment, acoustic environment as well as location of the library building were the main determinants impacting on the use of the university library by students in a major university in China. We conclude the paper with our suggestions in modifying library design to accommodate students' learning needs, and more importantly in recon uring the spatial and functional role of university libraries in this age of digital information from a mere provider of reference materials to a physical space of learning commons on campus.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jacalib-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Journal of Academic Librarianship-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectLearning commons-
dc.subjectLearning satisfaction-
dc.subjectLibrary design-
dc.subjectSEM analysis-
dc.subjectUniversity libraries-
dc.titleImpacts of Library Space on Learning Satisfaction – An Empirical Study of University Library Design in Guangzhou, China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, LH: lhli@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLi, LH=rp01010-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.acalib.2018.10.003-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85055503531-
dc.identifier.hkuros295883-
dc.identifier.volume44-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spage724-
dc.identifier.epage737-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000452245000005-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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