Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Usage of Visvesvaraya Technological University e-Consortium Resources by Engineering Colleges of Udupi District, Karnataka, India: a study
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Aiming at the objectives of the study is to assimilate and estimate the usage of Electronic learning Resources brought out by learned societies, publishers, and distributors to the affiliated technical institutions of the VTU, Belagavi through VTU-Consortium. The study was conducted on Students, and Faculties of the NMAM Institute of Technology (NMAMIT) Nitte, Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management (SMVITM) Udupi, and Moodalakatte Institute of Technology (MIT) Kundapura, which is affiliated to VTU, Belagavi. For this, the structured questionnaires are prepared and randomly distributed to identify their skills in selecting and accessing the information for their academic activities. The collected data from the administered questionnaire were analyzed, tabulated and represented in statistical and graphical form. This study reveals that 100% of library users were aware of the VTU-Consortium, it was found that 54% of users were using electronic resources over, printed resources for their academic purpose and 44%of the users have found difficulties in finding the information. This study has suggested the librarians should focus on user orientation programs on available e-resources under VTU Consortium. By this, users can utilize the resources at the maximum level.