Library Philosophy and Practice - Electronic Journal
IMPACT OF RESOURCE DISCOVERY & TECHNOLOGY ON SATISFACTION LEVEL OF USERS IN LIBRARIES
Utkarsh Dwiwedi, BANARS HINDU UNIVERSITYFollow
DR. RAJANI MISHRA, Banaras Hindu UniversityFollow
A library is an organization that acts as an intermediary between knowledge and its seeker. It maintains the academic products of society, processes them and makes it available for the individual’s use. Today, in the era of ICT, the functioning and role of libraries, has changed because the information is available over the internet, which can be accessed anytime and from anywhere in the world. The application of ICT in libraries has created technological transformation at a high speed during the last two decades. Academic libraries have enlarged and expanded their assistance based on advanced ICTs. Resource discovery is the cross-domain information needs of users who require access to information about relevant resources irrespective of where they are located, how they have been stored. Now the services of libraries are not limited within its four walls, but integrated on a local and global level. Nowadays it is very common to get access to about all scholarly journals, OPAC, grey literature, e-databases, academic journals and various other related academic materials in all the fields of knowledge over the internet. In the present research study researcher used descriptive survey research method which includes presentations of facts, class of events and involves procedure and enumeration of measurements to analyze the impact of resource discovery & technology towards satisfaction level of users in libraries. Researcher used convenience to collect the information from different respondents. Data has been gathered from 100 users of the library from four central Universities of Uttar Pradesh. In present research the Central Universities of Uttar Pradesh includes Aligarh Muslim University, University of Allahabad, Banaras Hindu University and Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University. In the present research, the Kolmogorov Smirnov test is used to test the hypothesis. It is mostly used when the researcher is interested in comparing a set of values and questions are in the form of 5 point Likert scale.
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