Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

1-2019

Abstract

E-resources play a major role in current educational scenario. Most of the institutions have been shifting their all type of resources / data into e resources. Reason of technological up-gradation the students’ community is having facilities to access e resources in any time at any places. Researcher focuses on the usage of e-resources by students of central university of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the leading universities in Tamil Nadu which has successfully maintained e-resources in their campus in order to benefit their students. The main objective of the paper is to analysis the impact of ICT knowledge, Library Infrastructure facilities and Motivational factors on Students’ usage of E-resources. For this purpose, researcher has collected 110 questionnaires from the students. The data was collected using systematic random sampling method. Tool is validated through Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is used to analysis the data. The major findings are ICT knowledge of student is the main source to increase the usage of e-resources and professors & Library staff members are the major motivator to boost the usage of e-resources of student. So, library members and Professors may conduct various seminars and workshops in order to enhance the ICT knowledge of students.

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