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

Usage of ICT products and services by faculty members and research scholars of Shobhit University, Meerut, India

Jamal Siddiqui
Shobhit University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 December 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2013

Abstract

Information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed library and information services radically globally. The internet has provided universal access to information. This study describes the use of   information and communication technologies (ICTs), mainly internet services by the faculty members and research scholars of Shobhit University, Modipuram, Meerut. A well structured 110 questionnaires were distributed among the faculty members and research scholars of  Shobhit University in the academic session 2009-2010 to find out the users of ICT product and services The questionnaires were checked and out of 102 filled questionnaires returned, 95(86.36%) were found fit for analysis and out of which 07(06.36%) were considered unusable. The present study demonstrates and elaborates the various aspects of use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), purpose and frequency of use of ICTs, expertise in use of ICTs, preferred search engines, impact of ICTs on academic efficiency and research works and difficulties faced by users in using ICTs. Suggestions have been given to make the service more beneficial for the academic community of the mentioned university. The paper recommends proper training and guidance for use of ICT-based technologies for the optimum utilization of these services by the users. Shobhit University is situated in the rural area of western part of India where students are not aware about ICT application in library services. The study will provide them with guidelines and procedure regarding the available ICT and its application in information transfer.

Key words: Information and communication technologies.