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: 242

Use of electronic information resources in university libraries of Tirupati (A.P): An analytical study

K. Konappa
  • K. Konappa
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Idupulapaya, YSR Kadapa, A.P-India.
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  •  Received: 27 September 2013
  •  Accepted: 29 November 2013
  •  Published: 30 April 2014

Abstract

Information is the pivot of which an endurance of any society rests. Information and its use are as old as man. Indeed, without information there cannot be communication. The technology embrace has led to the proliferation of electronically available information resources. The Internet which is the most prominent of this source has made possible access to electronic books and journals; various databases and search engines. All these resources constitute Electronic Information Sources. The present study has been undertaken with an attempt to evaluate the use of electronic resources made available in the Tirupati (A.P) University Libraries under the UGC- INFONET E-Journals / Digital Library Consortium of UGC/INFLIBNET amongst the P.G students of Science and Technology with special reference to Sri Venkateswara University, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University and Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth which represent truly population. For that purpose, survey method has been adopted by the investigators, which comprises administration of questionnaire, observation of the participants, and interview of some of the participants for knowing the opinion of the respondents in respect of use of electronic resources (e-journals/e-books/databases) for their academic and research activities.
 
Key words: E-resources, nature of e-resources and electronic information resources and services.