Use and Access of E-Resources in College Libraries: A Case Study of Selected First Grade Colleges in Bengaluru in India

Use and Access of E-Resources in College Libraries: A Case Study of Selected First Grade Colleges in Bengaluru in India

Kishore Kumar S. (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2201-1.ch004

Abstract

The present examination intends to investigate the inspirational factors and use e-resources among the understudies and employees of college libraries in Karnataka, India. The target of this investigation is to discover the reason for utilizing the e-resources among the understudies and employees of the college libraries in Karnataka, India and to discover spurring factors among the understudies and employees of the college libraries in Karnataka, India. Information was gathered; however, an organized survey to understudies and workforce from 75 NAAC accredited college libraries in Karnataka, India. Results find that motivational factors are that e-resources keeps them updated, provide fast and reliable communication, easy publication, and provide access to various documents.
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Review Of Literature

Sharma, Singh, & Sharma, (2011) conducted a study under the title “Usage and acceptability of e-Resources in National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), India”. This paper intended to note the use of e-Resources by teachers and research students in the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR).

Bhat, Ahmad & Ganai, (2016) in their study on “Impact of e-Resources on Budget Appropriation in Agricultural Libraries of Northern India” Used survey method has been adopted for data collection. This study showed that yet the major chunk of the allocated budget is spent for acquisition of print books across all the seven libraries under the scope of the present study.

Tamrakar & Garg, (2016) in their study revealed that frequency of use of e-Resources, information alert services, awareness towards the e-Resources, purpose of using the e-Resources, from their article.

Natarajan, (2017) in his article entitled on “Use and impact of e-Resources by science students of Jimma University, Ethiopia” Used questionnaires method to collect data, major results are, 85.8% of students are using e-Resources daily, 81.1% of students are accessing e-Resources in a library, and other 10% of the students are using in computer centre.

Reddy & Reddy, (2017) in their study on “Utilization of e-Resources by the Engineering College librarians in Acharya Nagarjuna University area, Andhra Pradesh” the findings of the study revealed that (28.6%) of the engineering college libraries is not publicizing e-sources. A significant percentage of users (38.7%) replied that their libraries are not publicizing e-sources.

Shuling, (2007) conducted a study on “Investigation and analysis of current use of e-Resources in university libraries” revealed that university libraries are the best place for access and use of Electronic Information Resources.

Kumar & Naik, (2015) have jointly conducted a study on “Usage of Wi-Fi Service among Users' of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute Library, Bangalore”. The main objectives of the study are to explore the students’ awareness on IT based resources and to study the purpose of using Wi-Fi service.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Internet: The Internet is a collection of computers that share information. Home users commonly use a phone modem, cable modem, or DSL connection to connect to the Internet. An Internet Service Provider (ISP) connects the home user to other computers.

E-Resources: Electronic resources (or e-resources) are materials in digital format accessible electronically. Examples of e-resources are electronic journals (e-journal), electronic books (e-book) online databases in varied digital formats, Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf), webpages.

Search Engine: Internet search engine is a software system that is designed to carry out web search (Internet search), which means to search the World Wide Web in a systematic way for particular information specified in a textual web search query. The search results are generally presented in a line of results, often referred to as search engine results pages.

College Libraries: Academic library refers to a library that supports a college or university. Colleges and universities may have more than one library. Find out how academic libraries are different than school and public libraries!

Database: A database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated. Data is organized into rows, columns and tables, and it is indexed to make it easier to find relevant information.

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