International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 244

Full Length Research Paper

Microsite: A campus networked library resource search: A study of Manipal University Health Sciences Library, Manipal

Anantha K. R. Rao1*, Shivananda K. Bhat2 and Mahabaleshwara B. Rao2
  1Kasturba Medical College, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore-575 001, India. 2Health Sciences Library, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576 104, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 March 2010
  •  Published: 30 May 2010



User is the key person in any library. The success of any library depends considerably on how best the system design is based on a close and accurate understanding of the users. The user is not only the important aspect but is also paradoxically a dynamic component of the library. The internet is a highly complex network that interconnects millions of computers around the world. In a medical college hospital campus, all the doctors and students are not able to come to the library to search the library resources, which are available; it may be print materials or online materials or non book materials. So, it is necessary to design/develop their own intranet microsite or campus network of the library, which could be connected to the LAN (local area network) and make available to all the network computer terminals of the campus/hospital; this microsite should deliver/give all the facilities available in their library. The Manipal University Health Sciences Library also developed/designed and made access of library microsite for their users. Our study showed that 96.7% of respondents have awareness of microsite developed by the library; 66.7% of the respondents were accessing the internet resources through the library microsite and they are satisfied with the library resources.


Key words: Internet, intranet, health sciences library, microsite.