Use of E-Resources Available in VTU-E Consortium by Library Users of Tontadarya College of Engineering, Gadag, Karnataka, India
Keywords:E-Resource, VTU Consortium, Tontadarya College of Engineering, Gadag, Information and Communication Technology
This study is about the status of usage of EResources available under Visvesvaraya Technological
University (VTU)-Consortium by the Library Users of
Tontadarya College of Engineering, Gadag (TCE, Gadag).
Descriptive study Method (Case Study of TCE Library Users)
was employed by using self-designed questionnaire. The study
was conducted on users of TCE, Gadag Library which
comprises of teaching staff and UG Students perusing
Engineering Courses. The study was carried out by
distributing questionnaires to the participants for knowing
their skills in accessing information/e-resources for their
academic and research activities. Altogether 50 questionnaires
were distributed to the respondents and 48 responses were
received. The study was conducted in the month of November
2016. The data collected from the administered questionnaires
are analyzed, tabulated and represented in graphical form.
VTU E-Consortium is formed in January 2014. The study
revealed that most of the respondents were aware of the VTUConsortium and were using e-resources, mainly the e-journals,
frequently for seeking information. After the data analysis, it
was found that maximum users were using electronic resources
for their academic purposes along with print resources. It is
noteworthy that majority of users under study prefer eresources while only a few of them prefer printed resources.
Majority of respondents have suggested the library authority
to provide adequate Internet Terminals with high speed
bandwidth for optimum utilization of e-resources available under VTU Consortia.