Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy among Professional College Librarians in Southern Karnataka: A Study

Abstract

Author(s): B. L. Arundhathi , Dr. M. Chandrashekara

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the important buzzword of today’s` world. It has changed the society into Information Society and our way of life. The ICT includes computers and communication technology for processing, storage and its retrieval of Information effectively. With the help of ICT the library professionals can introduce new resources and services to the target users. The study mainly focused on the types of ICT skills possessed, awareness of Internet, familiarity with various web browsers, awareness about Library Management Software, Digital Library, Networking Technologies, ICT Based Library Services, accessibility of Electronic Databases for Academic Needs of academicians and to assess the level of ICT Literacy skills among the professional college library staffs. For this purpose the researchers prepared a well structured questionnaire as a tool for data collection and the collected questionnaire has been analyzed and presented with useful percentage analysis and suitable tables for presentation of data. The article concluded with summaries of the results highlighting the major findings and suggestions.

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