Effectiveness of Using E-resources in Academic Libraries: A Study

Abstract

Author(s): Puneeth B M

This article focuses on the various facets of e-resources and the effectiveness of using e-resources in academic libraries. Digital technology has made application of the stored intellect faster, quicker and more relaxed. This gathered knowledge over the ages has to be used for forthcoming research; social change and overall growth. Electronic assets addresses storage problems and monitor knowledge flow thus digitized print and electronic sources of knowledge are becoming increasingly important to the academic institutes. The introduction of technology has led the libraries introducing new component to their catalog, e-resources are the most popular among them. This paper provides the need of e-resources, benefits of eresources, effectiveness of e-resources use, types of e-resources and its services, also offers a summary of these assets and explains some benefits and drawbacks

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