Use and Awareness of Electronic Information Sources at IIT Roorkee, India: A Case Study


While a large number of studies have measured the use of electronic journals and databases and have surveyed users, few studies have involved IIT Roorkee in their study. The present study tried to know the user awareness and perceptions of EIS.The survey conducted mesures use of online journals and the databases by the under graduate, postgraduate students, research scholars and faculty members of IIT Roorkee. To conduct the survey a total of 300 questionnaires were distributed to the selected sample for the year 2010-11; 283 valid samples were collected and analyzed. The result showed a growing interest in EIS among the users at IIT Roorkee, India. The survey showed that majority of respondents marked that library possessed useful online journals and databases. Awareness among the users about the availability of EIS was found highly satisfactory. EIS were mostly used for research needs. The EIS is better for accessing current Comprehensive information. User's perception of e-resources as a replacement for print in meeting their information needs is 100% to a very high extent e-resources have become a substitute for printed materials.


Assessment; EIS; E-journals; Library services; online databases

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