DIGITAL RESOURCES IN CENTRAL LIBRARY OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SRINAGAR: LITERACY AMONG STUDENTS

Abstract

Author(s): SHAHINA ISLAM

This research is an attempt to explore the awareness among students of National Institute of Technology Srinagar about the available digital resources of the library, their usage and the problems faced in using them. Using descriptive method students of National Institute of Technology Srinagar, affiliated with Library and Information Resources Centre (Central Library) have been surveyed in this research. A sample of 200 has been selected randomly for the purpose. Structured questionnaire aided in gathering data. The findings reveal that 87.23% of students were aware of digital resources in general. While 12.76% were quite unaware of such resources. Students from different streams used different digital sources for different purposes as studying (42.5%), project works (31.9%), Research and Development (21.3%) and publishing journal article (4.3%). Students faced lot of problems in using them because of low speed, limited working hours, lack of adequacy of computers, frequently power failures and problems over searching

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