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Use of Library Resources and Services by Students of PESITM and JNN College of Engineering in Shivamogga: A Comparative Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta-577 451, Shimoga
  • 2Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta-577 451, Shimoga
  • 3Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta-577 451, Shimoga
  • 4Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta-577 451, Shimoga

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 1-10, January,21 (2016)

Abstract

This research has been undertaken to identify and document how the resources and services of libraries are being utilised by the students of two engineering college libraries (PESITM and JNNCE) in Shivamogga city. Study sample consisted of 194 students from two colleges. The findings of the study revealed that the difficulties in locating the needed materials by the students and lack of latest collection are true for both college libraries, and are the major causes amongst other problems. The observed difference between PESITM and JNNCE in this comparative study is significant. Services offered in both libraries differ in some cases such as: Digital library, Virtual library and E-resources. Recommendations from the study presented are: two studied libraries should improve physical facilities such as study rooms; proper lighting and ventilation, etc.; and speed up and complete the computerization of services.

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