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Use of Online Public Access Catalogue by the Research Scholars in Panjab University Library

Library Herald Year : 2006, Volume : 44, Issue : 3 First page : ( 212) Last page : ( 222) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Use of Online Public Access Catalogue by the Research Scholars in Panjab University Library, Chandigarh: A Survey

Nath AMAR1, Assistant Librarian, Sharma AARTI2, Assistant Librarian 1Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SUET), Longowal, District Sangrur (Punjab), E-mail: sharmago4amar @yahoo.co.in 2Punjabi Agriculture University Library, Ludhiana (Punjab).

Abstract Information technology (IT) holds the key to success in modernizing information services, which ensures not only new ways of information handlings but also aims to introduce new ways in the life style of the users. In the domain of library information service, information technology is meant to use or application of various technologies such as computer, telecommunication and other electronic devices for storage, retrieval, reproduction and dissemination of information in library environment. IT applications have brought dynamic change in the total scenario of information storage, access and dissemination. It has also changed the ways of providing services to users community. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is one of the services that are being provided by the modern libraries. When we are using the advanced technologies, it therefore becomes necessary to know how far the users are utilizing the services. The present study is an attempt to know the use of OPAC by the research scholars in AC Joshi Library, Chandigarh for this purpose with the help of questionnaire an attempt has been made in the present paper to identify the research scholar's opinion on the use of OPAC. Further an attempt has been made to highlight the findings of the study and based on the analysis of the data a few suggestions have been given.


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