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Article Number - F6C02F347581


Vol.6(4), pp. 49-56 , October 2014
DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS2012.028
ISSN: 2141-2537



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A survey on the present status of engineering college libraries in Sri venkateswara University area, Andhra Pradesh, India



C. Chinna Balu
  • C. Chinna Balu
  • St. Peter?s Engineering College, Mysammaguda, Dhulapally (P), Medchal (M), R.R.Dist., Hyderabad-500014. A.P., India.
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V. Pulla Reddy
  • V. Pulla Reddy
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517 502, A.P., India.
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 Received: 29 August 2012  Accepted: 27 August 2014  Published: 31 October 2014

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The data collected from 29 librarians of engineering college libraries in S.V. University area, Andhra Pradesh, India indicate that all the engineering college libraries work from 9-11 h a day during working days. Most of the librarians (75.9%) possess M.L.I.Sc degree along with post-graduate degree in arts, science or commerce.  A high percentage of them (41.4%) get UGC Pay Scales. Most of the libraries (86.2%) follow open access system. Majority of the libraries acquire books from local distributors/agents (55.2%) and procure periodicals directly from publishers (89.7%).  Most of the libraries (93.1%) classify books using Dewey Decimal Classification. Most of them (96.6%) catalogue books using either AACR-2 or one of the catalogue modules of various software packages. All the libraries offer circulation, reference and reprographic services. Majority of the libraries offer Internet facility (86.2%), referral service (75.9%) and newspaper clipping service (68.9%). A few of them offer document reservation facility (41.4%), and abstracting and indexing service (34.5%). A majority of engineering college libraries (79.3%) have no separate buildings. All libraries have display racks, water cooler, reprographic equipment, and computers.  A majority of them have catalogue cabinets (75.9%) and microfilm readers cum printers (68.9%). A few recommendations are made based on the findings of the study.

 

Key words: Working hours, access system, classification, cataloguing, internet facility and services.

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APA Balu, C. C., & Reddy, V. P. (2014). A survey on the present status of engineering college libraries in Sri venkateswara University area, Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 6(4), 49-56.
Chicago C. Chinna Balu and Dr. V. Pulla Reddy. "A survey on the present status of engineering college libraries in Sri venkateswara University area, Andhra Pradesh, India." International Journal of Library and Information Science 6, no. 4 (2014): 49-56.
MLA C. Chinna Balu and Dr. V. Pulla Reddy. "A survey on the present status of engineering college libraries in Sri venkateswara University area, Andhra Pradesh, India." International Journal of Library and Information Science 6.4 (2014): 49-56.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJLIS2012.028
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJLIS/article-abstract/F6C02F347581

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