Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ascertaining Users’ Attitude towards Information Technology Application: a comparative study of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and Punjabi University, Patiala
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The present study was carried out to ascertain the attitude of library users towards information technology applications in two university libraries, viz. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and Punjabi University, Patiala. Survey method of research was used based on random sampling. 391 responses were collected from three user categories, i.e., PG Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members in the faculties of Social Sciences and Sciences. Five departments from each faculty were taken further to attain more insight into users' attitude. The simple percentage, Chi-square test, and Mann Whitney U test were used to analyze the data collected through a structured questionnaire. The study reveals that despite having constraints of in-house training facilities and minimal involvement of end-users in the decision-making of IT incorporation, there is positive attitude among the users. In conclusion, the study offers a few suggestions for the success of future IT initiatives.