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