Awareness and Use Pattern of E-ShodhSindhu Resources: A Case Study of Sri Venkateswara University Library, Andhra Pradesh
Keywords:Library Consortium, E-Shodhsindhu, Digital Library, E-Resources, Sri Venkateswara University
Library Consortia is a network for the purchasing and accessing e-information to provide immediate access to greater resources for users of individual libraries. The e-ShodhSindhu is the Consortium for Higher Education E-Resources merging three consortia, i.e. UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INDEST-AICTE Consortium and N-LIST in December 2015. The e-ShodhSindhu is meant to supply current and depository access to E-Resources i.e. E-books, e-journals, e-journal archives, on-line databases to its member establishments at a negotiated rate of subscription. The purpose of this paper is to find out user awareness and usage of e-ShodhSindhu Digital Library Consortium by Faculty Members and Research Scholars of Sri Venkateswara University. A structured questionnaire was designed and randomly distributed to 350 respondents for data collection, among the faculty members and research scholars. Out of which, 274 filled-in questionnaires were returned. The study reveals that most of the respondents are aware and use digital library consortium but there is a need to conduct more awareness/training programs for enhancing the use of e-ShodhSindhu Digital Library Consortium.
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