Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Winter 1-8-2021

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to examine the opinions of faculty members on ICT facilities in the libraries of Engineering colleges affiliated to JNTU – Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Survey method of research is used in the study. Questionnaire tool is used. Data is collected from a simple random sample of 1130 faculty members out of 5272 faculty members belonging to 37 engineering colleges affiliated to JNTU – Anantapur. Analysis of data reveals that most of the faculty members (96.8%) replied that their libraries use computers. Most of them (95.2%) replied that Internet facility is available in their libraries. Most of them (94.9%) replied that they utilize the Internet facility from their libraries. Most of them (95.3%) use Internet for teaching purpose. Majority of the faculty members (73.1%) use Internet daily. All the faculty members (100%) replied that ‘insufficient number of computer systems’ is the reason for not utilizing the Internet facility of their libraries. Majority of the faculty members (69.6%) opined that the ‘Department’ is the most convenient place for Internet browsing. Majority of them (69.2%) replied that their libraries provide OPAC facility. Most of them (78%) replied that digital library is available in their libraries. Majority of the them (56.2%) replied that printing facility is not available in their digital library. Among the faculty members, who replied that printing facility is available in their libraries, most of them (76%) informed that the cost collected for printing is Rs.1/- per page. Most of them (84.2%) replied that the access to NPTEL courseware is provided in their libraries. Majority of them (67.8%) replied that access to MIT open courseware is not provided in their libraries. Finally, a number of recommendations have been made to improve the ICT facilities in the libraries of engineering colleges affiliated to JNTU-Anantapur.

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