Pemanfaatan Internet: Studi Kasus Tentang Pola, Manfaat dan Tujuan Penggunaan Internet Oleh Mahasiswa pada Perpustakaan USU
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The objective of this research is, to know (a) the pattern of Internet utilization practiced by students at the USU Library, (b) the extent to which the Internet is useful to meet the study need of students, (c) the purpose of Internet utilization by students, and (d) the evaluation of students on the Internet service. Based on a survey conducted against 200 people, descriptively the general description has been gained that majority of respondent (50,50%) just start to use the Internet in the library, while 49,50% have ever used the Internet before being a college student at USU. Majority of respondent 60,50% said, that they most often use The Internet in Internet shop, and then in libraries (37%). The most common used facility is WWW (93,50%). About 77% of respondent said that they most often utilized the facility of e-mail. The main purposes of the respondents assume to use the Internet is to search for scientific information (63%). In addition, they also use the Internet as communication device (e-mail and chatting) and also as a device for gaining the news from a wide range of newspaper, magazines, and so on in online of nature. Majority of respondent (59%) said that the Internet is useful to use in supporting the study requirements. The evaluation of respondent against Internet is good and excellent (96,50%). By 54,50% of respondent said that the cost of Internet use at the library is very cheap.