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E-Books and its effect on the Preferential Changing Dimensions of Users’ Reading Attitude : A Case Study of K J Somaiya College of Engineering

Deepali V Kuberkar, Ranajit Kumar Das

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In this communication, we report the results of a systematic study on the changing dimensions and perceptional dynamics of the student users of K J Somaiya College of Engineering Library due to advent of e-books. This study is aimed at capturing the perceptional attitude of selected variables to consolidate changing behavior for which users of Engineering College Library have been chosen to assess the quantum of impact of e-books on their approaches to reading attitudes. During the course of the study, the responses of seventy undergraduate engineering students studying in the academic year 2016-2017 were recorded. Both the users and non-users of eBooks were included in the study. The perceptional attitudes are tabulated and analyzed in this study. Ever-changing dimensions in publishing industry has made predominant effect on Library users and their preferential tools and techniques to assimilate information and knowledge. The findings of the present study indicate that eBooks are being fairly used by the students but, preference towards reading is not in digital format.


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