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Use of E-Journals by Agricultural Scientists: A Case Study of the ICAR Libraries in Delhi

Library Herald Year : 2012, Volume : 50, Issue : 2 First page : ( 169) Last page : ( 179) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Use of E-Journals by Agricultural Scientists: A Case Study of the ICAR Libraries in Delhi

Singh KP*, Ms. Bebi** *Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi (India). E-mail: singhkp_1972@yahoo.co.in; http://people.du.ac.in/~kpsingh/ **Ph.D Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi (India) bebi.mywork@gmail.com

Abstract This paper focuses on the use of e-journals by the agricultural scientists and identifies the use and importance of e-journals among the agricultural scientists in the agricultural libraries in Delhi. Data was collected through a questionnaire from 94 agricultural scientists working in IARI, NBPGR, IASRI, NCAP of ICAR system. The study finds that the use of electronic journals is increasing among the agricultural scientists. The demand for e-journals is also increasing day by day. The study suggests that for the optimum utilization of e-journals, libraries should undertake the literacy/orientation programme on regular intervals for their clientele.

Keywords E-Journals, Electronic publishing, Agricultural libraries, Usage,Singh KP, Ms. Bebi.


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