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:
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 - 585 106 KARNATAKA (INDIA) C ELL N O. 09483546555 Use of UGC-Infonet E-Journals by research scholar and faculty member of Central University of Karnataka: A Case Study By
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
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.
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
D ATA A NALYSIS Table 1: User’s Survey Statistics. Sl.No.Type of usersQuestionnaire distributed Questionnaire received Percentage (%) 1Faculty:502025 2Research Scholars 706075 Total12080100
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 22-324050 33-422025 43-522025 Above 52- Total80100
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.1012.5 Associate Prof.1012.5 Asst. Prof.2025 Total80100
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 Useful1518.75 Less Useful56.25 Not Useful-- Total80100
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 20 --- Prof.--10-- Associate Prof. --10-- Asst. Prof.--20-- Total20 40
D ATA A NALYSIS Table 9: Preference of the E-Journals Format Respondents (N=80) FormatNo. of RespondentsPercentage Print3037.5 Electronic4050 Both1012.5 Total80100
D ATA A NALYSIS Table 10: Preference of E-Journal Database (N=80) Name of the DatabaseNo. of RespondentsPercentage JSTOR3037.5 Cambridge University Press56.25 JCCC1012.5 Taylor and Francis1518.75 ISID-- Springer Link-- Economic & Political Weekly -- Wiely-Blackwell2025 Total80100
D ATA A NALYSIS Table 11: Preference of Downloading Format Respondents (N=80) FomatNo. of RespondentsPercentage PDF7593.7 HTML56.25 Total80100 Table 12: Purpose of Using Electronic Resources Respondents (No = 80) PuposeNo. of RespondentsPercentage Study & Teaching2025 Publishing Journal Article 1012.5 Research & Project4050 All1012.5 Total80100
D ATA A NALYSIS Table 13: Frequency of Usage of E-Resources Respondents (N=80) FrequencyNo. of RespondentsPercentage Daily1012.5 Weekly1518.7 Fortnightly2025 Monthly3543.7 Total80100 Table 14: Problems Facing in Using E- Resources Respondents (No = 80) Users faced problems No. of RespondentsPercentage Limited Working Hours 3037.5 Less Internet Speed22.5 Searching2531.2 Downloading Articles1012.5 Awareness Program1316.2 Total80100
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
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.