COMPUTER BASED SERVICES AMONG THE COLLEGES AFFILIATED TO BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY: A STUDY

Abstract The purpose of this present study was to identify and examine the computerized library and information services in the colleges affiliated to Bharathidasan University. The scope of the study was to identify the computerized library and information services towards developint library networking and resource sharing programme. To Identify this Questionnaires were distributed among the colleges affiliated to the Bharathidasn University librarians. A total 70 questionnaires were received and taken for analysis and interpretation. To ascertain the library services among the libraries, ten variables were taken up for the study. These parameters are evaluated further by means of nominal scale such as yes and no. Since the weight-age was given for the nominal scale is from least to highest and ranks were assigned from least to highest. The computerized services were further evaluated between autonomous and non- autonomous institutions also the arithmetic mean calculated between autonomous and non- Autonomous institutions further it ranked based on arithmetic mean. The findings of the present study reveals that computer based services are predominance in lending services, reference services and current awareness services. Least importance has been given to computer based document delivery services. Keywords: Computer based services, Affiliated Colleges, Bharathidasan University.Fullscreen Mode