IP Indian Journal of Library Science and Information Technology


Usage of Electronic Resources by the Users of SVIT LIBRARY-Vasad, Gujarat, India: A study


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Author Details: Umesh A. Patel

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2456-9623

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Article First Page : 11

Article End Page : 15


Abstract

In recent years, electronic resources have become most popular sources of information for library users and library professionals. The present study was designed to find out the necessity and usage of electronic resources by the users of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad, Gujarat, India. This study is based on survey method. Data collected through questionnaire, interview and observation techniques. Response of 100 students and 50 faculty members were taken for data analysis and interpretation. Results show that majority of students and all the faculty members are aware with the electronic resources. A large majority of students and all the faculty members are using Internet and E-Journals for academic purposes. Maximum number of students and faculty members admit that electronic resources can be good substitute for conventional resources. Study also reveals that students and faculty members are also faced the problem in using electronic resources like generation of redundant information and lack of subject coverage. Some recommendations also have been given to improve the use of electronic resources.

Keywords
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Accessing, Electronic resources, Internet, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Library users of SVIT