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Verma, Jyoti and Sharad Kumar Sonkar. "Impact of E-Resources and Web Technology on Reading Habits." Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries. IGI Global, 2013. 68-74. Web. 22 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4070-2.ch005


Verma, J., & Sonkar, S. K. (2013). Impact of E-Resources and Web Technology on Reading Habits. In S. Thanuskodi (Ed.), Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries (pp. 68-74). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4070-2.ch005


Verma, Jyoti and Sharad Kumar Sonkar. "Impact of E-Resources and Web Technology on Reading Habits." In Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries, ed. S. Thanuskodi, 68-74 (2013), accessed October 22, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4070-2.ch005

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The main purpose of this chapter is to study and explore the impact of digital media and Internet on reading habits. Traditional reading habits of library users have now changed with the changing environment and working culture. People are now looking for an opportunity to read content in electronic mode via Internet, mail, etc. It reduces the burden for people to stay inside the library, and now people can even read content while travelling or while moving around the world. Traditional libraries and digital libraries supplement each other to meet the needs of various kinds of readers. Younger generation students sometimes prefer reading through the Internet or following up book reviews as such opportunities can be thought of as effective means for fostering reading habits. Reading is influenced by many factors like environment, subject, background, age, etc. Libraries are under the influence of modern technologies, which have converted the functional activities in all walks of life.
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E-Resources And Web Technology


Electronic resources are now becoming very popular in users. E-Resources are helping in various fields like teaching, increasing relevance in research and creativity in finding etc. “E resources term used to describe all of the information products that a library provides through a computer network. This includes electronic books and journals, bibliographic databases, and library Website pages etc.” AACR defines an electronic resource as material encoded for manipulation by a computerized device. “E-resources are those resources which include documents in electronic or e-format that can be accessed via Internet in digital library environment. E-resources are that electronic product that delivers a collection of data, be it text, image collection, other multimedia products like numerical, graphical mode for commercially available for library and information centre’s. These may be delivered on CD-ROM / DVD, over the Internet and so on” (Prasanta Kumar Deka, 2007).

  • E-books: Electronic-books are advance version of printed book which is provided by electronic device like computers and Internet. It can be read at any time through computer, ipad, mobile etc.

  • E-journals: An Electronic Journal (known as e-Journal) is that journal which published online. According to School of oriental and African studies University of London “An electronic journal is a periodical publication which is published in electronic text (e.g. PDF) or hypertext format and is available for access in electronic format e.g. on the Internet or on a CD-ROM” (Davis, 1997)

  • Electronic Pre-prints and E-Prints: Electronic pre-print are research articles that are made available for distribution through the network in electronic format before they go through the process of peer reviewing whereas E-print is term generally used to describe electronically mounted copies of the final, peer-reviewed versions of journal articles.

  • E-database: HKIEd Library online Tutorial has defined “An e-database is an organized collection of information, of a particular subject or multi-disciplinary subject areas. The information of an e-database can be searched and retrieved electronically.” (Sharma, 2005) Another definition given by Bangor University Library & Archives Using Library E-databases “E-databases are online collections of resources, for example:

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      A collection of journal articles.

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      A collection of abstracts (short descriptions of articles and other resources).

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      A collection of newspaper articles.

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      A collection of books.

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      A collection of maps.

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      And many other online resource collection.


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Table of Contents
S.M. Zabed Ahmed
S. Thanuskodi
Chapter 1
S. Thanuskodi
The present century ushered in the knowledge economy whereby information, access to it, and the ability to use it to create new knowledge becomes... Sample PDF
Students’ Attitudes towards Library Facilities and Information Resources of University Libraries in Tamil Nadu: A Survey
Chapter 2
Vinita Jain
Throughout history, man has been recording, presenting, and preserving information through various media like palm leaves stores, tablets, leather... Sample PDF
Evaluation of E-Resources in Government: Aided College Libraries of Mumbai
Chapter 3
Chammika Mallawaarachchi
This chapter discusses ways to explore knowledge in higher education, especially in universities, from a knowledge ecology perspective. Managing... Sample PDF
University’s Role in Exploring New Knowledge in the Global Knowledge Society: Knowledge Ecology Perspective
Chapter 4
T. M. Kalpana, S. Gopalakrishnan
Libraries are storehouses of knowledge and act as disseminating agents for the knowledge producer because knowledge accrued from library is... Sample PDF
Self-Sustainability in Academic Libraries in the Digital Era
Chapter 5
Jyoti Verma, Sharad Kumar Sonkar
The main purpose of this chapter is to study and explore the impact of digital media and Internet on reading habits. Traditional reading habits of... Sample PDF
Impact of E-Resources and Web Technology on Reading Habits
Chapter 6
B. O. Sathivel Murugan, S. Ally Sornam
This study focuses on the allopathic medical practitioners’ skill to use online medical journals and barriers faced while seeking information.... Sample PDF
Internet and Online Medical Journal Access Skills of the Medical Practitioners of Tamilnadu: A Study
Chapter 7
Prakash Dongardive
Electronic information is gaining more importance in academic activities with the extreme change in the pattern of dissemination of knowledge. Web... Sample PDF
Online Journals: Access and Delivery Models
Chapter 8
Abhijit Chatterjee, Arabinda Maity
Security is a true concern for the modern and well-equipped libraries, and this situation worsens with the application of information technology... Sample PDF
Security Challenges in University Libraries of India
Chapter 9
Rupak Chakravarty, Anu Kiran
Social networking seems to be the way 21st century libraries provide services. Library services are changing with the change in the nature of... Sample PDF
Social Networking in Libraries: A Case Study of Post Graduate Students and Research Scholars of Panjab University Library, India
Chapter 10
Wulystan Pius Mtega, Philbert Nyinondi, Andrew Msungu
This chapter assesses the usage of e-resources in higher learning institutions in Tanzania. It identifies how electronic resources are acquired... Sample PDF
Access to and Usage of E-Resources in Selected Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania
Chapter 11
M. T. Bashorun, Iro Sani Lawal, Isah Abdulmumin
Access to scholarly publications in the 21st century has been greatly enhanced with the emergence of open access initiatives the world over. This... Sample PDF
Emerging Issues in Open Access Initiatives in Africa
Chapter 12
Kingsley Nwadiuto Igwe
Nigeria is one of the developing countries where many challenges are affecting the management of its academic libraries, especially in the area of... Sample PDF
Academic Libraries in Nigeria and the Challenges of Application of Information and Communication Technologies
Chapter 13
R. Jeyshankar, A. Jeyasundari, S. Muthamizharasi
The official Website of an academic library has a different role to play in the Internet scheme of disseminating information. In this respect... Sample PDF
Web Credibility of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Websites in India: A Study
Chapter 14
R. Jeyshankar
The UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium is the most important consortium providing access to a large array of e-resources to all academic... Sample PDF
Scholarly Information Access Pattern of UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium by Faculty and Research Scholars in Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University (India)
Chapter 15
Aminath Riyaz
The Maldives National University Library is the main academic library and the one and only university library in the small island developing state... Sample PDF
The Maldives National University Library: Emergence, Challenges, and Successes
Chapter 16
S. Thanuskodi, M. Meena
This chapter reports the result of a survey conducted at Annamalai University to determine the extent to which users are aware and make use of... Sample PDF
Use of E-Journals by the Faculty Members, Researchers, and Students in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University: A Survey
Chapter 17
Sudhanshu Joshi
The chapter provides a snapshot on the use of social networking in academic libraries through a systematic review of the available literature and an... Sample PDF
Social Networking in Academic Libraries: A State-of-the-Art Review of Web 2.0 Library Applications, Issues, and Concerns
Chapter 18
V. J. Suseela
The rapid increase of e-resources together with several value-based applications has been gradually superseding the traditional means of... Sample PDF
Managerial Perspective of E-Resources in Academic Libraries
Chapter 19
Adeyinka Tella, A. K. Afolabi
The policy issues posed by the Internet in different countries around the world do not seem to be very different. The Internet itself helps us... Sample PDF
Internet Policy Issues and Digital Libraries’ Management of Intellectual Property
Chapter 20
A. Thirumagal
This chapter deals with the bibliometric study on the publication of “anthropometric measurements.” The records are collected from Pubmed resource... Sample PDF
Research Publications in Anthropometric Measurements of Sports
Chapter 21
S. Kishore Kumar
This chapter presents a questionnaire-based survey finding that 85.96% of the science faculty members are aware of the UGC-Infonet Digital Library... Sample PDF
Use of UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium among Distance Education Faculty Members of Annamalai University