Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 11 p.


The purpose of the paper is to study the ICT skills of LIS professionals working in various engineering institutes of Orissa (India) to examine their exposure to ICT tools and services. It also attempts to evaluate the use of these skills by professionals in libraries. Moreover, it intends to elicit the barriers in acquiring the ICT skills by the LIS professionals. The paper examines the ICT skills of LIS professionals working in engineering institutes of Orissa (India) through structured questionnaires. Statistical methods such as percentage, Weighted arithmetic mean, ranking method etc are used for data analysis. The LIS professionals are computer literate and they have acquired considerable basic skills in ICT such as library automation, web based services, digital libraries, institutional repositories etc. However the study reveals that the ICT skills acquired by the professionals are not fully used in their libraries. The paper highlights the necessity and benefits of ICT skills of LIS professionals for managing the modern engineering institute libraries of Orissa. The paper focuses the ICT skills of LIS professionals with some constructive outcomes for effective generalization.