Use of Electronic Resources in Degree College Libraries in Chandigarh

Bhatia, Jaspal Kaur
November 2011
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology;Nov2011, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p480
Academic Journal
The electronic resources (e-resources) available in a library play a prominent role in facilitating access to required information to the users in an easy and expeditious manner. The e-resources, like CD-ROM databases, online journals, online books, OPACs, and the internet, are slowly replacing the importance and usage of print media. A study of 11 degree colleges in Chandigarh, which have students and teachers strength of over 30000, was conducted. For the purpose of the study, a sample selected was 770 which included 60 students and 10 teachers from each of the colleges, respectively. The objectives of this study was to know the usage of e-resources and services by the users of degree college libraries in Chandigarh; find out the impediments encountered by the users while accessing and using the e-resources; and suggest measures to take full advantage of IT to make degree college libraries more digitally resourceful and for providing information services data from the users-teachers and students-to know the impact of e-resources. The data collected was analysed using simple percentage technique.


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