Utilization of Electronic-Resources by the Postgraduate Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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Journal of Scientometric Research,2014,3,2,75-81.
Published:May 2014
Type:Research Article

Utilization of Electronic-Resources by the Postgraduate Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Ram Gopal Garg, Amit Kumar Tamrakar*

Department of Library and Information Science, SOS Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Abstract:

This paper aims to evaluate the use of Electronic resources (E-resources) by the library users of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, with a view to examine the exposure of users to e-resources. Besides, it aims to highlight the alert services offered by the library, most preferred format of the journals, awareness of E-resources, helpfulness of e-resources and efforts made by the library for better E-services to their users. This study is based on a structured questionnaire; for the purpose of this study, total 822 questionnaires were distributed among the post graduate students, research scholars and faculty members. Of all distributed questionnaires, 412 questionnaires received back duly filled by the respondents. Various statistical methods have been used for analysis of data. The result of this study is presented and discussed in this paper.