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: 246

Full Length Research Paper

The value of IT in university library for teaching, research and learning process: A case study of Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) University in India

D. Prabhavathi
Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV), Tirupati – 517 502 (A.P.) India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 August 2011
  •  Published: 31 January 2013



The aim of this study is to analyze the use of the internet and related issues among the teachers of Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) University, Tirupati. A well structured questionnaire was distributed among the 120 faculty members from 5 faculties. The response rate was around 80%. The present study demonstrates and  elaborates the various aspects of internet use such as frequency of internet use, purpose for which the internet is used, time spent in internet section, problems faced in internet section, preferences of using search engines and  satisfaction with internet facilities provided in the SPMVV library. It was found out that internet had become a vital instrument for teaching, research and learning process of these respondents. Some suggestions have been set forth to make the service more beneficial for the academic community of the institution under study.


Key words: Internet, search engines, electronic communication.