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ICT Skills among Library Professionals: A Case Study of Universities in Tamilnadu, India

ICT Skills among Library Professionals: A Case Study of Universities in Tamilnadu, India
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Author(s): S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 20
Source title: Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8178-1.ch001

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Abstract

ICT has changed the traditional methods of library activities and services providing new dimensions for teaching, learning and research in higher educational institutions. With the help of ICT tools, it is possible to store, retrieve, disseminate and organize information by creating websites and databases. Information is now published both electronically and by print making it accessible to users according to their demands. The study shows that that out of the total 172 respondents, 53.48 per cent of them belong to the age group of 30-40 years and 20.93per cent of them come under the age group of below 30 years. In this study, 22.58 per cent of the respondents have above 4 hours of access to internet. Majority of the respondents (37.03%) in the age group 40-50 years have above 4 hours of access to internet. The study reveals that librarian take the first position in their overall expertise in system analysis and design, assistant librarian the second, deputy librarian the third, technical staff the fourth and ministerial staff the last.

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