Use of smartphone apps among library and information science students at South Valley University, Egypt

Essam Mansour
  • The Electronic Library, June 2016, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/el-03-2015-0044

What is it about?

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the use patterns and ownership of smartphone apps among students in library and information science (LIS) at the South Valley University (SVU), Egypt.

Why is it important?

Previous studies revealed that there is limited research about the use of MITs by LIS students. The current research, therefore, may help faculty members and students, as well as the discipline in general and SVU’s Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) in particular, to understand the nature and purpose of such use. This study may serve as useful input to researchers who are interested in the study of MITs, particularly in the education discipline.


Professor Essam Mansour
South Valley Univeristy (SVU)

Dr Essam Mansour is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), South Valley University (SVU), Qena, Egypt. He holds a BA in Library and Information Science from Cairo University (Egypt), an MLIS in the same major from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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