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Authors: Meena, Raghuveer Singh
Advisor: Mishra, Prof. O.P.
Title: E-RESOURCE USAGE AMONG RESEARCH SCHOLARS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES OF U.P
Publisher: DEPARTMENT OF EXTENSION EDUCATION Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi
Citation: E-RESOURCE
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 133p.
Agrotags: null
Keywords: E-RESOURCE, OGPA, Search engines, Significance, Subscription.
Abstract: The present study was conducted in three different Agricultural Educational Institutes of Uttar Pradesh namely Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur; Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad and Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. The primary data was collected from 220 research scholars, fifty from CSAUAT, fifty from NDUAT and 120 respondents from IAS,BHU. Chi square, Standard Deviation, Mean and Frequency were applied for analysing the data. The findings of the study revealed that majority (80.91 %) of the respondents were male, belonged to the age group of 24 to 27 years (62.73 %), had basic education in Hindi medium (47.27 %), had OGPA in Post Graduation in the range of 8 to 8.89 (47.73 %), had rural family background (65 %). Maximum number (43998) of research scholars visited the BHU Central Library in the year 2015-16 followed by the year 2014-15 (43900) and 2013-14 (30800). Libraries of all the three universities had Circulation service, Documentation and information service, Training, Reference service, CD-ROM searching, Reprography services. Under print resource collections, BHU Central Library had maximum (976411) collection of Books followed by NDUAT (65000), CSA (41855) and IAS,BHU (29971). Libraries of NDUAT and CSAUAT had participation in CeRA e-resource consortium while IAS/CL, BHU had participation in UGC-INFONET consortium. Majority (95.91 %) of the respondents visited the library, for study and reference (95.91 %), were satisfied with the library services (62.73 %). Cent percent of the respondents from all the three universities used the internet service and Google search engine for research/study, visited the library web page (63.18 %), opined good about the organization of information on library web page/portal (43.64 %), had knowledge about e-resources (93.18 %), consulted E News Papers for information related to research/study followed (93.18 %)., had knowledge about the subscribed consortium of their library followed (63.64 %). Majority (44.09 %) of the respondents used Annual Reviews, did not use e-resources subscribed by their University/Institute (54.09 %), used the open access E-resources available on the internet (92.73 %), used the social networking sites for study/research (83.64 %). Majority (94.55 %) of the respondent accessed e-resources from their hostels followed by Department (85.45 %), Library (56.36 %) and Private Cyber Cafe (20.45 %). Majority (65.91 %) of the respondents indicated slow speed of accessing internet as the main discouraging factor to use e-resources. Majority (70.91 %) of the respondents indicated that the institute/university didn’t provide adequate training on how to use E-resources for students of agriculture and 29.09 per cent of the respondents indicated that the Institute/University provided adequate training on how to use E- resources for students of Agriculture. There was no significant relationship between selected independent variables and usage of e-resources. The reason may be uniformity of age and OGPA as the selected respondents were research scholars. The family background and electronic device possession was significantly associated with use of social networking sites for study at 0.05 level of probability.
Subject: Agricultural Extension
Theme: E-RESOURCE
These Type: Ph.D
Issue Date: 2017
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