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Usage pattern of electronic resources by faculty in some universities of north India

LIBRARY HERALD Year : 2020, Volume : 58, Issue : 4 First page : ( 66) Last page : ( 83) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2020.00030.0

Usage pattern of electronic resources by faculty in some universities of north India

Singh Tarseem1, Gupta Sangita2 1Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Jammu, Jammu-180006Jammu and Kashmir (India), email: tarseem9999@gmail.com 2Prof & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Jammu, Jammu-180006Jammu and Kashmir (India), email: sangitauniv@gmail.com Abstract Electronic information along with means and mode of its access play an important role in dissemination of information. The information usage pattern of the users, especially teachers, as a result of wide spread of the Internet technology has changed drastically. This study investigates the use of library resources particularly electronic resources, their usage impact on other print resources among teachers of some university libraries of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, and Haryana. The study adopted a quantitative approach using questionnaire to gather data and other information. SPSS computer software was used to analyze the data and inferences drawn on the bases of percentage of responses. The study found that university faculty is making extensive use of e-resources and majority of them use electronic resources daily. Among the different type of e-resources, e-journals are the most preferred type resource widely used by faculty and subsequently frequency of using print based resources decreased among users. The study has recommended that university libraries should subscribe more information resources in e-format and take due care to publicise its holding among users for effective usage of library resources. Keywords Electronic resources, Digital information, Scholarly communication.

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