Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Winter 1-18-2021

Abstract

The main purpose of the study is to examine the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Library System in India. The survey method is applied to IIT Libraries, where the questionnaire is used as a tool for data collection. This study is limited to IIT Libraries of India that established till 2015 with the inclusion of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, one of the oldest institutes of the country, renamed in 2016. Data analysis revealed that the IIT Kharagpur library has the highest number of registered users (13254) and hardware resources (182), while the IIT Tirupati library has the lowest number of registered users (453) and hardware resources (6). In case of availability of print resources, Books are the primary print resource in IIT Libraries, followed by bound volumes and thesis & dissertations. In the case of electronic resources, e-books, e-journals, and e-theses & dissertations (ETDs) are the primary electronic resources in the IIT Libraries of India. In the use of library technology solutions, out of 18 IIT Libraries, 17 libraries were used more than 50% of library technologies, and only one IIT Library used 30% of library technologies. The Central Library of IIT Delhi used the highest number of library technology (10), while the Central Library of IIT Tirupati used the lowest number of library technology (3). This study may provide some insights into the librarians and researchers about the IIT Library system in India.

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