INTERNET USERS: A STUDY AT CHAUDHARY CHARAN SINGH HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR, INDIA
Author(s): BHANU PARTAP
In this age of Information and Communication Technology, every field of study or life have mostly effected. The emergence of the Internet has revolutionized information generation and communication dramatically. ICT has impacted the every service and working of the libraries and reduces the size of the same. Libraries are undergoing changes in their ways of searching, processing and providing information. Information storage and retrieval has become highly transparent and easy to use. Internet is now having a significant role on library services and operations and on professional activities of librarians. Since Internet has emerged as the most powerful medium for storage and retrieval of information, now information is available on desktops, just a click away from users. The present study is an attempt to examine use of Internet by the users of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar. Questionnaire method was used to make a survey on awareness and use of Internet and its facilities. It was try to elaborate the different factors such as Internet usage, awareness about Internet services, favourite search engines, time spent, purpose of Internet using, different problems faced by the users while surfing the Internet and satisfaction towards Internet services provided to use the Internet by the Nehru Library of CCSHAU, Hisar. Study concludes with some suggestions to improve the Internet facility and overcome the problems faced by the users so that better utilization and benefit would be taken by the users of CCSHAU, Hisar.