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Libraries of Colleges of Education in Dehradun

Library Herald Year : 2013, Volume : 51, Issue : 1 First page : ( 35) Last page : ( 49) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Libraries of Colleges of Education in Dehradun

Partap Bhanu*, Joshi Manoj K.** *Librarian, T.S. Central State Library, Sector-17, Chandigarh-160017. E-mail: bpartaps2005@gmail.com **Department of Library & Information Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119. E-mail: manojkj01@yahoo.com

Abstract Describes a questionnaire based survey of libraries of colleges of education in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. Two third of these colleges were established only in the year 2005. The study revealed that 74.07% libraries had one professional while 51.85% had one support staff also. 66.67% libraries had less than 4000 books and only one library was subscribing to electronic journals. 62.96% libraries had closed access. The libraries had very poor ICT infrastructure as only 12 libraries had mostly one computer, five had library specific software, and four had Internet facility. Concludes that most of the libraries are of recent origin and still in their initial stage of development.

Keywords Libraries - College of Education, Colleges of Education - Libraries, Survey-Libraries of Colleges of Education,Partap Bhanu, Joshi Manoj K. .