Use of Library Facilities and Resources by Research Scholar at Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: A case study

Abstract

Author(s): Ajay Kumar Chaubey, Deepak Kumar Manglik

Guru Ghasidas University (GGU) is a Central University of India, located in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, established under Central Universities Act 2009 to promote teaching, learning and research activities. This paper is an attempt to understand and evaluate the use library facility and resources among research scholar in GGU, further examines in detail access and awareness, the predominant use of information resources and identify the barriers in use of library facilities and resources by research scholars. Survey method was follow to collect data. A total of 140 structured questionnaires were distributed to users and out of which 116 questionnaires were duly obtained with a response rate of 82.85%. A stratified accidental random sample method was used for selection of respondents. In this paper we found that majority of respondents 31.03% visit the library daily and 29.31% respondents visit the library once in a week, 65.52% e- journals are frequently used by research scholar and also 67.24 % of the research scholar expressed that the library has updated books are not available. It seems that library should subscribe a number of e-resources, such as e-journals, online databases, and print journals to fulfill the demand of the research scholars in their area of interest.

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