International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240

Full Length Research Paper

User’s perception and opinion towards CAS and SDI services in agricultural science university libraries in India, with special reference to South India: An evaluative study

B. U. Kannappanavar1* and H. M. Chidananda Swamy2
1Sahyadri Arts College, B H Road, Vidyanagar, Shimoga-577203, Karnataka, India. 2JNN College of Engineering, Shimoga-577203, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 November 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2013

Abstract

The study highlights the issues relating to the CAS and SDI services in agricultural science university libraries in India, with special reference to South India. The required data were collected through a structured questionnaire, and the same is tabulated in the form of tables. Necessary statistical tests have been applied to draw the inferences. The study found that 48.42% of PG students, 52% of research scholars and 48% of faculty members have expressed that they are getting the current books in their respective libraries. 47% of PG students, 55% of research scholars and 49% of faculty members are of the opinion that article alert services are provided by the libraries; majority of users that is 84% of PG students, 80% of research scholars and 86% of faculty members are feeling that they require index of articles. 95% of PG students, 96% of research scholars and 90% of faculty members are of the opinion that they require the abstract of the articles for their study and research. Overall, 17% of PG students, 30% of research scholars and 28% of faculty members are satisfied with the existing CAS services provided by the libraries under the study. On the other hand, 32% of PG students, 30% of research scholars and 30% of faculty members have expressed that they need SDI services. But overall 19% of PG students, 48% of research scholars and 51% of faculty members are feeling happy with the existing SDI services provided by the libraries. The remaining users are not satisfied with SDI services.

Key words: CAS and SDI services, agricultural science, libraries, research scholars.