USE OF ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AMONG STUDENTS OF SELECTED ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN TIRUNELVELI AND TUTICORIN DISTRICTS: A STUDY

Sethuramasamy, M & K.Sivakami

In recent years, the role of the Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals are adapting themselves to changing technologies, information environment, and readers’ expectations.  Library professionals are increasingly responsible not only to provide traditional library information services according to the needs of the Library users but also provide modern electronic resources and services to them.  In the 21st century, everyone is going through many occupational changes to face the future challenges, LIS profession is also not an exceptional one.  Information and Communication Technology has transformed the role of not only librarian but also the library collections in the changing environment.  Due to the exponential growth of information, the libraries have now metamorphosed into “digital institutions”. Specifically Engineering College Libraries are inevitable to implement the e-resources in its collection management.   Today, libraries are having data by networked that is connected to a vast ocean of Internet-based service. Moreover, electronic resources relevant to the professions are developing at an unprecedented pace. Purchases of new books, journals, magazines, and abstracting and indexing services are only beginning to become a presence in library collections. Introducing new services in libraries actually means in the first place in implementing electronic services. At present Libraries of all sizes and types are embracing digital collections

Keywords: Electronic Resources, E-Books, E-Journals, E-database and ICT

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