Utilization of ICT-Based Resources and Services in Engineering College Libraries

Utilization of ICT-Based Resources and Services in Engineering College Libraries

G. Stephen (National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7125-4.ch014

Abstract

Application of ICT in libraries has helped librarians and information specialists and researchers improve their information products and services through enhanced search outcomes in terms of specificities of documents retrieval, provision/dissemination, and use of requisite information retrieved or generated. The study shows the gender distribution of respondents' frequency of using ICT-based resources and services. It is evident that 57.43% male and 42.57% female respondents using ICT-based resources and services on a daily basis, and 54.67% male and 45.33% female respondents were using 2-3 times in a week.
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Bellary, Shivanand and Ramesh (2015) carried a survey entitled Impact of ICT on job satisfaction among Library Professionals working in NMIMS Deemed University, Mumbai. We are very happy to quote that NMIMS Deemed University libraries has well experienced library professionals in ICT field. Table shows that 53.85% of library professionals have 5 to 10 years of experience in ICT field, 23.08% professionals have less than 5 years of experience, 15.38% of professionals they don’t have any experience in ICT and 7.69% of library professionals have more than 16 years of experience in ICT. WOW 53.85% of library professionals participated in training course and conference / seminar related to ICT, 46.16% of library professionals attended workshops, 38.16% of library professionals submitted papers related to ICT followed by 7.69% of library professionals attended other mode of activity related to ICT professional activity.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Electronic Journals: E-journals are either fee based or open source. Some e-journals are moderately open access. Open access journals are scholarly journals that are available to the reader through the internet without fiscal or any other barrier.

Reference Sources: Many dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and other reference sources are now available online in full-text. You can locate these resources through the Library's Database Finder, the Library Catalog, or through many of the library's research guides by subject.

Electronic Books and Texts: The emergence of e-books came into existence in1970s with Project Gutenberg. Later in the 1980s and 1990s book vendors renowned the potentials of providing e-books in CD-ROM form.

Library Catalogs: Most libraries now provide access to their catalogs from their web sites. Many others provide information about their holdings into larger databases such as World Cat or the RLG Union Catalog. The Library provides links to these catalogs under the “Catalogs” section on its web site.

Databases: In the 1970s the first databases were made online. These were bibliographic, references and abstracts of articles in the academic and professional literature. Since, there is remarkable growth in scope of online databases. Online and CD-ROM databases cover a vast range of different types of information.

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