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Title: Awareness and use of UGC-Infonet digital library consortium by thefaculty members of Karnataka state universities
Authors: Walmiki, R.H.
Ramakrishnegowda, K.C.
Prithviraj, K.R.
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: A questionnaire based survey found that 39.79 percent of the faculty members are aware of and use the UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium resources whereas 35.99 percent are aware but do not use and 24.22 percent are not at all aware of the availability of the consortium resources. Majority of the non-users belong to social sciences and humanities and those who have not undergone formal computer training. Comparatively the science faculty uses the consortium resources more frequently than those belonging to social sciences and humanities. Lack of knowledge to use, insufficient internet nodes, slow bandwidth and lack of relevant information sources are found to be the major problems faced. Only 5.22 percent of the faculty members have indicated that they have necessary expertise to use the digital resources. About 37 percent of the faculty members were aware of and participated in user education programmes conducted by their university libraries.
Page(s): 33-43
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Source:ALIS Vol.57(1) [March 2010]

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