Use of Information Technology and Services in Medical College Libraries of A.P.

Abstract

Author(s): R Raghotham, K Ramasubaiah

The speedy development of the information technology in this age has changed the functions and definition of librarianship. The e-resources have become the vital part of the every kind of library. Print format of documents are being changed into electronic form. E-resources have become a need of the library. E-resources have several advantages over the print counterparts. The enormous developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have changed the world information scene. It has brought drastic changes in the way the information generated, stored, organized, accessed, retrieved and consumed. The present study was conducted on the use of Information Technology and Services in Medical College Libraries in Andhra Pradesh. The study shows that most of the 206 (26.93%)respondents spend their time ‘more than 4 hours’. It was revealed from the survey that respondents were requested to indicate their opinion regarding on preferred information formats for accessing information. The first rank goes to the opinion of library materials, the majority 336(43.92%) of the respondents preferred in ‘printed’ material.

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