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Kelley, Robert E., An Analysis of Factors in the
Adoption or Non-AdOptiOn of Videodisc Technolo-V-inNorth
American Academic and Special Libraries. Doctor of
Philosophy (Library Science), December, 1992, 289 pp., 154
tables, 2 illustrations, reference list, 241 titles.
The researcher identified 37 independent variables to
study their effect on the two dependent variables, the
acquisition of videodiscs and the functions for which
videodisc programs were acquired. The literature of the
applications of videodisc technology in libraries, museums,
education and industry, as well as related issues concerning
interactive video, were presented in Chapter 2. Using the
diffusion of innovation theory of Everett Rogers as a guide,
the researcher constructed a questionnaire. Valid responses
totalled 462 from management of all types of academic
libraries and from special libraries other than non-academic
law, military, veterans' hospital, and church libraries.
The researcher used Pearson correlations, non-
parametric, and chi-square tests to analyze the data.
The following conclusions were made from the results:
there were significant correlations between having
videodiscs and perceptions of greater benefits than costs,
appropriateness of videodisc programs for libraries'
objectives or curricula, seeing videodiscs as an enhancement
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Kelley, Robert E. (Robert Emmett). An analysis of factors in the adoption or non-adoption of videodisc technology in North American academic and special libraries, thesis or dissertation, December 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935670/m1/2/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .