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E-Resources: Perception and Use by Ayurvedic Medical College Library Users of North Karnataka

Rajita Devi, J Keshava

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E-resources are increasingly important to all aspects of teaching and learning. This paper  provides an overview of the utilization of e-resources by the users of 23 Ayurvedic Medical College libraries of North Karnataka. A well-structured questionnaire was administered to the UG students, PG students and the faculty members of 23 Ayurvedic Medical College Libraries of North Karnataka to get required data. 1150 questionnaires were distributed, out of which 1101questionnaires were returned with good response. The study investigates awareness among the users about the availability of e-resource in the library; their usage; satisfaction with the availability of e-resources & infrastructure facility provided in using e-resources; and need of training to increase the utilization of e-resources. Gives suggestions and recommendations for the improvement in the usage of e-resources. Concludes that the users are not much aware about the availability of the e-resources in the library and they feel the need of training in using these e-resources.


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