Use of Electronic Resources through Consortia in Technical Institutions of India

By Baljinder Kaur.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This study was driven by the growing importance of electronic information resources in higher education. The main focus of the research was to discover the users’ awareness, usage and impact on the e-resources in Engineering and Technology Institutions in India. The study about e-resources was carried out in four prestigious institutions of India, IIT, Delhi; IIT, Roorkee; TU, Patiala; and PEC, Chandigarh. Questionnaire method was used to examine and collecting the data from students as well as faculty. It was distributed to 2686 users in which only 2322 responded. The collected data has been analyzed with the help SPSS. Statistical methods like percentage and Chi-Square were used. The variables of the study were undergraduates, postgraduates, research scholars and faculty members. The results demonstrate that an academic library can become user centered in the electronic environment. Users have accepted the e-medium and now they are using e-resources. The use of e-journals has increased manifold. The printed material is being quickly replaced by the electronic medium.

Keywords: Electronic Library, e-Journals, Users, Usages, Technical Libraries

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.95-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 844.186KB).

Dr. Baljinder Kaur

Assistant Professor, Department of Library & Information Science, Punjabi University, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

•In addition to obtaining, Ph.D. degree in Library and Information Science from a very reputed University of India (Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, (India). I have also obtained Diploma in Library Science, Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, and Master’s degree in Library and Information Science •At present working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, at Punjabi University, Patiala–Punjab. INDIA. The past fifteen years (since 13-10-1995), I was working as a Library Assistant in Central Library of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Punjab Government, Ferozepur, Punjab, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), New Delhi and affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalaundhar, Punjab, India. •To strengthen my academic credentials, I have undergone various trainings from time to time. •I have also undertaken research projects on electronic information/resource/journals. I have already published research papers to research journals of repute Thanking you and looking forward for an early and favorable response.

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