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Title: Status of ICT and Internet Literacy for Accessing to E-Resources Available under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium : A Case Study
Authors: Sinha, Manoj Kumar
Keywords: ICT Literacy
Internet Literacy
E- Resources
UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium
North Eastern Region of India
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2012
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre
Abstract: The present study has been undertaken with a view to know the status of ICT and Internet Literacy amongst the Assam University Library Users for accessing to E- Resources available under UGCINFONET Digital Library consortium. The faculty, research scholars and students are mainly drawn from different parts of North Eastern States and few from other parts of the country which represent truly cosmopolitan population. The present work was carried out during July to August 2008. For that purpose, survey method has been adopted, which comprises of administration of questionnaire, observation of the participants, and interview of some of the participants for knowing the opinion of the respondents in respect of usage of Internet for their day-to-day activities and status of access to e-journals for their academic and research activities. The self designed questionnaire comprising of 20 questions has been distributed amongst the randomly selected 480 samples. out of which 324 respondents have responded. The present investigation is delimited to the randomly selected population of Assam University Library Users who are regularly visiting Assam University Library and using the Internet for accessing to the eresources / web resources available under the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortia of INFLIBNET/ UGC. On the basis of filled up questionnaire received from the respondents, data has been analysed and tabulated using SPSS Software. For data analysis percentage technique, has been adopted. Due to paucity of space important results findings have been enumerated in brief. The paper highlights the important survey findings in respect of ICT and Internet Literacy, Eresources use pattern and attitude of library users towards the electronic resources, which have been made available to them under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium. Besides this, some suggestions and recommendations have also been enumerated in brief.
ISBN: 978-93-81232-02-6
Appears in Collections:PLANNER-2012 Gangtok, Sikkim

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