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The article describes a follow-up to Clark's 2012 examination of performing arts students' format preferences; it also explored their preferred sources for course-related information. This mixed-methods study was implemented at three institutions and included an online Qualtrics survey and focus groups. Results indicated a continued shift toward digital resources, with strong preferences for obtaining electronic journals and reference materials through the library. Print scores and books remained popular; however, students appeared more open to electronic options when compared to the 2012 results. Freely available online video and audio continued to enjoy popularity. Students want the libraries to acquire a mix of both physical and electronic resources, and they favor print books and scores.
This is a post-print version of an article originally published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2018, Volume 44, Issue 5.
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Clark, Joe C.; Stormes, Sheridan; and Saucedac, Jonathan, "Format Preferences of Performing Arts Students: A Multi-Institution Study" (2018). Scholarship and Professional Work. 87.