Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
USE OF INTERNET FACILITY BY THE USERS OF DISTRICT CENTRAL LIBRARIES IN RAYALASEEMA REGION OF A.P., INDIA- A STUDY.
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Abraham Lincoln’s proverbial remark concerning the definition and meaning of democracy, is equally applicable in the context of public library-it is an institution ‘for the people, by the people and of the people. The District Central Libraries are an important component of the public library system in Andhra Pradesh (A.P). Being located in the district headquarters they stand as models to be emulated by other public libraries in the districts. In this era of information technology, people are quick to gather information using the internet. Therefore, there is a need to study the internet facilities of the District Central Libraries in Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh state. Because of the importance of the subject matter, the article is titled as, “Use of Internet facility by the users of District Central Libraries in Rayalaseema Region of A.P.,India-A Study.” The target group of this study includes library users of the central libraries in the 4 districts in Rayalaseema Region of A.P. The respondents selected as samples suggested that many aspects of the library environment are changing due to the improved technology. Data were collected by using questionnaire from 4 District Central Libraries in Rayalaseema Region of A.P. A structured questionnaire was distributed among 612 users, of whom 525 (85.78%) responded. Based on the analysis of the data collected through a structured questionnaire, inferences have been made