Awareness and Use Of UGC-Infonet Digital Library consortium E-resources in Universities of Gujarat State. An electronic survey

Abstract

Author(s): Namrata M. Joshi, Dr. Jagdishachandra P. Gondalia

UGC-Infonet digital library consortium is a boon for Indian Universities. Indian Universities are taking benefit of it from 2004. Research Journals provide theoretical background and help the research at the higher education level. Because of the Information and Communication Technology and consortia approach for resource sharing, today majority of the research articles are available online. These online electronic journals are negotiated bargained, and obtained from the publishers and other database vendors and access for the same is enabled by the UGC-INFONET consortia on 24 X 7 hour basis at the desk top of the academician. This article focus on utilization of Infonet E-resources by user of 8 Universities of Gujarat State which were covered by INFLIBNET. An Electronic survey conducted by the help of Google form and sent electronic questionnaire on mail id of Faculties, Research scholars and PG students. Researcher got 109 respondents. 57% are aware and Using , 30% are aware but not using and 13 % are not aware of this consortium

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