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Date of this Version

2010

Abstract

The paper presents the results of a survey of library and information science professionals working in various institutions in Pakistan. Their access to and use of the Internet were measured. Their attitude towards Internet and relationship of the attitude with some personal and Internet use related variables were also explored. The findings reveal that the participants’ attitude was very positive towards Internet based facilities and services. They found these tools very useful in their professional and personal work. The most useful services were Web search engines and e-mail. It was found that the institution type, gender and age of the participants had no effect on the strength of their attitude towards Internet while experience, frequency, level of perceived skills and training in the use of Internet had strong relationship with the extent of participants’ attitude.

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