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Electronic Information Use Among the Faculty

Library Herald Year : 2006, Volume : 44, Issue : 4 First page : ( 313) Last page : ( 320) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Electronic Information Use Among the Faculty

Koovakkai DINESHAN1, Lecturer, HANNA NOOR KV2, MLISc student 1Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calicut Kerala, India 673 635, E-mail: dineshkoovakkai@yahoo.co.in, dineshank@gmail.com 2Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calicut, Kerala, India 673 635.

Abstract Electronic information is gaining more and more importance in the academic activities with the drastic change in the pattern of dissemination of knowledge. As teachers in universities play a vital role in providing up to date information with latest technologies, they have to be good users of such information. Hence, it is worth studying the use of electronic information by the university teachers. The necessary data for the study was collected from a sample of 50 university teachers. A pre-structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. The study reveals that the availability of electronic information and the satisfaction of the teachers in the available resources are not high. Non-availability of full text, lack of time and lack of system speed are the most important barriers for the teachers in using the electronic information.

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