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D R. P. S. K ATTIMANI L IBRARIAN I/ C A ND G OPAL P RASAD D IXIT C ENTRAL U NIVERSITY OF K ARNATAKA 2 ND F LOOR, K ARYA S OUDHA G ULBARGA U NIVERSITY C.

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Presentation on theme: "D R. P. S. K ATTIMANI L IBRARIAN I/ C A ND G OPAL P RASAD D IXIT C ENTRAL U NIVERSITY OF K ARNATAKA 2 ND F LOOR, K ARYA S OUDHA G ULBARGA U NIVERSITY C."— Presentation transcript:

1 D R. P. S. K ATTIMANI L IBRARIAN I/ C A ND G OPAL P RASAD D IXIT C ENTRAL U NIVERSITY OF K ARNATAKA 2 ND F LOOR, K ARYA S OUDHA G ULBARGA U NIVERSITY C AMPUS, G ULBARGA KARNATAKA (INDIA) C ELL N O Use of UGC-Infonet E-Journals by research scholar and faculty member of Central University of Karnataka: A Case Study By

2 I NTRODUCTION  Information technology has revolutionized the information handling activities in the academic libraries  Promising trend in the development of information services with effective networking of these libraries  Electronic publishing has been revolutionizing the format of the recorded knowledge.  Electronic journals (e-journals) bring new challenges

3 A BOUT L IBRARY  The Central University of Karnataka Library, Gulbarga, provides access to information not just to widen the horizons of the users’ knowledge but also to support a host of their learning activities  The CUK Library aims to be a leading academic research library in the area.  The Library resources comprise Encyclopedias, Dictionaries on various subjects, general collections.  Our goal to support and contribute to the quality of academic and research activities.

4 O BJECTIVES OF THE STUDY  To understand the brief usage of electronic services.  To find out the knowledge of research scholar’s and faculty members about UGC- Infonet e – resources  To find out the purpose of using UGC- Infonet e – resources  To know the significance of UGC- Infonet e - journals over print journals.  To understand the level of satisfaction, search technique & rate of using the facility.  To find out the problems faced by the research scholars and faculty members in accessing e – journals

5 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 1: User’s Survey Statistics. Sl.No.Type of usersQuestionnaire distributed Questionnaire received Percentage (%) 1Faculty: Research Scholars Total

6 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 2: Sex Wise Distribution of Respondents (N= 80). SexNo. of Respondents Male50 Female30 Total80  Table 3: Age Wise Distribution of Respondents (N = 80 Age GroupResponse% of Respondents Above 52- Total80100

7 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 4: Qualification Wise Distribution of Respondents (N=80) QualificationNo. of Respondents% of Respondents M.Phil.6075 Ph D.2025 Total80100  Table 5: Designation Wise Distribution of Respondents (N=80) DesignationRespondents% of Respondents Research Scholars4050 Prof Associate Prof Asst. Prof.2025 Total80100

8 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 6: User Awareness about UGC-Infonet (N=80) DesignationYesNo Research Scholars355 Prof.10- Associate Prof.10- Asst. Prof.20- Total755  Table 7: Usefulness of E- Resources from E- Journals of Ugc- Infonet (N=80) UsefulnessNo. of RespondentsPercent Highly Useful6075 Useful Less Useful56.25 Not Useful-- Total80100

9 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 8: E-Journals Access Facility is Provided Respondents (N=80) DesignationComputer net browsing LibraryDept.Residences and Hostels All Locations Research Scholars Prof Associate Prof Asst. Prof Total20 40

10 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 9: Preference of the E-Journals Format Respondents (N=80) FormatNo. of RespondentsPercentage Print Electronic4050 Both Total80100

11 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 10: Preference of E-Journal Database (N=80) Name of the DatabaseNo. of RespondentsPercentage JSTOR Cambridge University Press56.25 JCCC Taylor and Francis ISID-- Springer Link-- Economic & Political Weekly -- Wiely-Blackwell2025 Total80100

12 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 11: Preference of Downloading Format Respondents (N=80) FomatNo. of RespondentsPercentage PDF HTML56.25 Total80100  Table 12: Purpose of Using Electronic Resources Respondents (No = 80) PuposeNo. of RespondentsPercentage Study & Teaching2025 Publishing Journal Article Research & Project4050 All Total80100

13 D ATA A NALYSIS  Table 13: Frequency of Usage of E-Resources Respondents (N=80) FrequencyNo. of RespondentsPercentage Daily Weekly Fortnightly2025 Monthly Total80100  Table 14: Problems Facing in Using E- Resources Respondents (No = 80) Users faced problems No. of RespondentsPercentage Limited Working Hours Less Internet Speed22.5 Searching Downloading Articles Awareness Program Total80100

14 S UGGESTIONS RECEIVED FROM THE RESPONDENTS ( AS FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM THE USERS )  Library working hours should be increased at least 12 hours (8a.m to8p.m)  To increase the number of computers with Internet access  To provide on-line facilities for students in their hostels and their departments  To develop infrastructure facilities  To subscribe to more e-journals  Creation of awareness among users about different on- line resources and INFLIBNET E-journal Consortium  Adequate Uninterrupted power supply should be ensured  Extensive training programme should be organized about the e-resources and e-journals which are available in the university library

15 C ONCLUSION  E-Journals are bringing further added dimensions to the librarianship.  The new service has a vast potential of providing a quality service.  However, in the context of shrinking budgets, it is very essential to evaluate each e-journal,  As far as the inertia displayed by the users, it is bound to come down with time.

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