USE OF E-JOURNALS BY THE FACULTY MEMBERS AND RESEARCH SCHOLARS OF DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY AND DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY OF UNIVERSITY OF DELHI: A STUDY

Abstract

Author(s): Ms. SANDHYAKUMARI, JLIA, Ms. MANPREET KAUR, PA

Faculty members and research scholars of department of zoology and department of botany, University of Delhi were surveyed as to their use of electronic journals, purpose of using ejournals, methods of learning e-journal accessing skills, search techniques employed by users, their preference for reading online or taking printout on paper, advantages associated with ejournals, problems faced by users while accessing e-journals etc. It was found that electronic journals are highly appreciated by faculty members and research scholars and they are satisfied with e-journals service. The study revealed that slow speed of internet as the major problem while accessing e-journals. It was concluded that for the optimum utilization of e-journals, there is need to improve internet connectivity, remote access to e-journals should be provided and information literacy programmes should be organized on regular intervals by library. The findings of the study will helps in improving usability of e-journals subscribed by central science library in the field of zoology and botany

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