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Dr. P. S. KattimaniLibrarian I/cAnd Gopal Prasad Dixit Central University of Karnataka2nd Floor, KaryaSoudhaGulbarga University Campus, Gulbarga - 585 106KARNATAKA (INDIA)Cell No. 09483546555

Use of UGC-Infonet E-Journals by research scholar and faculty member of Central University of Karnataka: A Case Study




Information technology has revolutionized the information handling activities in the academic libraries

Promising trend in the development of information services with effective networking of these libraries

Electronic publishing has been revolutionizing the format of the recorded knowledge.

Electronic journals (e-journals) bring new challenges

about library

About Library

The Central University of Karnataka Library, Gulbarga, provides access to information not just to widen the horizons of the users’ knowledge but also to support a host of their learning activities

The CUK Library aims to be a leading academic research library in the area.

The Library resources comprise Encyclopedias, Dictionaries on various subjects, general collections.

Our goal to support and contribute to the quality of academic and research activities.

objectives of the study

Objectives of the study

To understand the brief usage of electronic services.

To find out the knowledge of research scholar’s and faculty members about UGC- Infonet e – resources

To find out the purpose of using UGC- Infonet e – resources

To know the significance of UGC- Infonet e - journals over print journals.

To understand the level of satisfaction, search technique & rate of using the facility.

To find out the problems faced by the research scholars and faculty members in accessing e – journals

data analysis

Data Analysis

Table 1: User’s Survey Statistics.

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Data Analysis

  • Table 3: Age Wise Distribution of Respondents (N = 80

Table 2: Sex Wise Distribution of Respondents (N= 80).

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Data Analysis

  • Table 5: Designation Wise Distribution of Respondents (N=80)

Table 4: Qualification Wise Distribution of Respondents (N=80)

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Data Analysis

  • Table 7: Usefulness of E- Resources from E- Journals of Ugc- Infonet (N=80)

Table 6: User Awareness about UGC-Infonet (N=80)

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Data Analysis

Table 8: E-Journals Access Facility is Provided Respondents (N=80)

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Data Analysis

Table 9: Preference of the E-Journals Format Respondents (N=80)

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Data Analysis

Table 10: Preference of E-Journal Database (N=80)

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Data Analysis

  • Table 12: Purpose of Using Electronic Resources Respondents (No = 80)

Table 11: Preference of Downloading Format Respondents (N=80)

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Data Analysis

  • Table 14: Problems Facing in Using E- Resources Respondents (No = 80)

Table 13: Frequency of Usage of E-Resources Respondents (N=80)

suggestions received from the respondents as feedback received from the users

Suggestions received from the respondents (as feedback received from the users)

Library working hours should be increased at least 12 hours (8a.m to8p.m)

To increase the number of computers with Internet access

To provide on-line facilities for students in their hostels and their departments

To develop infrastructure facilities

To subscribe to more e-journals

Creation of awareness among users about different on-line resources and INFLIBNET E-journal Consortium

Adequate Uninterrupted power supply should be ensured

Extensive training programme should be organized about the e-resources and e-journals which are available in the university library



E-Journals are bringing further added dimensions to the librarianship.

The new service has a vast potential of providing a quality service.

However, in the context of shrinking budgets, it is very essential to evaluate each e-journal,

As far as the inertia displayed by the users, it is bound to come down with time.