USE OF INTERNET RESOURCES AND SERVICES BY THE RESEARCHER SCHOLARS IN UNIVERSITIES IN KARNATAKA

Abstract

Author(s): Umesha Naik, D Shivalingaiah

The quality of research is dependent on quality of resources and facilities provided by universities for the promotion of research. The internet facilitates the researchers to access the latest information in their field of knowledge instantly at their figure tips. This paper explores the role of internet in promoting research in university libraries in Karnataka state and its impact on library usage in the present day. This paper also highlights the ICT infrastructure, ICT based resources and services available on the six traditional University Libraries in Karnataka State. The authors made an attempt to reveals the internet use and perceptions of the research scholars in the university libraries in Karnataka state. Further, the study has attempted to identify the gap between internet information needs and delivery of the same.

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