Human Aspect of Technology with Special Reference to Library Professionals of Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu: A Study

Authors

  • K. Mahalakshmi Library, Faculty of Engineering, Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore - 641 108, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S. Ally Sornam Department of Library and Information Science, Bishop Heber College, Trichy - 620 017, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords:

Library Professionals, Technological Advancement, Techno Stress

Abstract

The technological revolution of this decade has certainly brought many changes in the functioning of libraries today. Although it has allowed work to be carried out faster and more efficiently and still many library rofessionals are not comfortable with the implementation of technology as it involves change and uncertainty. As a result, they develop additional stress known as techno stress which may have negative impact in the activities of library professionals. This study intends to find out the relationship between the departments where greatest technological advancement has been made and the cause of techno stress at work place among the library professionals of Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore. A questionnaire which comprises of demographic factors, departments where greatest technological advancement has been made, and the causes of techno stress at work place was distributed to the respondents and the relevant information were gathered and analysed. The results of the study are elucidated with relevant interpretation.

References

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Charlene.L. Al-Qallaf, “Librarian and Technology in Academic and Research Libraries in Kuwait: Perceptions and Effects”, Libri, Vol. 56, 2006, pp.168-179.

Published

05-05-2011

How to Cite

K. Mahalakshmi, & S. Ally Sornam. (2011). Human Aspect of Technology with Special Reference to Library Professionals of Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu: A Study. Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology, 1(1), 1–5. Retrieved from https://ojs.trp.org.in/index.php/ajist/article/view/18