Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version




The Editor

We would like to submit article on

Impact of ICT in College Libraries in Karnataka: A Survey

M Krishnamurthy


Information Technology has created revolutionary in the field of Library and Information Science. Library housekeeping activities introduced many applications since 1980 onwards. Libraries are applying few techniques to introduce new services to its clients to access, search, and browse through computerized activities like acquisition, automation and OPAC so on. In this context implementation of Library Automation in Colleges particularly in Government First Grade colleges in Karnataka, India. This study shares some of the experiences and an attempt is made to survey and assess the library automation status, problems, prospects and procedures in various Government First Grade College libraries across Karnataka. There is need for finding out what are the enduring issues lingering in the minds of librarians and management to make library automation happen and derive the benefits of advanced information technology. The study has selected Survey Research method and the tools used are the questionnaire to collect the relevant data and the study has used simple Random Sampling method to select the population for this study which consist of 411 Government First Grade Colleges, in Karnataka and the questionnaires were distributed to all the colleges, the responses received comprised 315 colleges in all and the response rate is computed as 76.64%.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.