Aware and Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Services by the users of Bangalore University Library: A Study


Author(s): Narayanaswamy B.V

The primary purpose of our study is to Investigating the awareness and use of the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) services by the Bangalore University Library Users. This study has attempted to find out the awareness, purpose, and frequency of use, and find out the problems faced by the users while using OPAC The final result was revealed almost all the respondents of Bangalore University were using OPAC regularly. Some of the users were facing little bit problems while using OPAC like Lack of knowledge & expertise in search and retrieve, Lack of time to regain the vast information, Lack of skilled library professionals to assists and Books are not in proper place as indicate in the OPAC The maximum number of the respondents suggest that design of user friendly OPAC template. Maxim respondents were satisfied with the Bangalore University OPAC facility, and very fewer respondents were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, but almost all the respondents were satisfied with the awareness training programs organized by the Bangalore University library on the use of OPAC.

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