Patrons Preference and Difficulties while Using Print and Electronic Resources in the Select South Indian Institute of Management (IIMS) Libraries

Abstract

Author(s): M. Panduranga Swamy, Avineni Kishore

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is progressive and its impacts on publication industry are noteworthy. Most of the libraries are gradually transforming the conventional methods of information collection, storage and retrieval. In this scenario, the libraries are augmenting their collections in electronic format to meet the patron’s needs present and future. Patron’s demands merits of electronic resources management libraries by spending significant amount on electronic resources. The growth of electronic resources and digital libraries has significant impact on traditional library resources and services. The attitudes of patrons tend towards make use of electronic resources over printed resources. The study reveals major difficulties pertaining to print and electronic resources in the selected Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) libraries in South India.

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