Cognizance of electronic information resources among students and scholars of University of Kashmir
Dr. Abdul Majid Baba
In the era of expansion the whole world is reliant on electronic information resources. The information is a exciting and everlasting resource that affects all disciplines and walks of life. Over last decade, electronic resources have become increasingly considerable factor of academic library collection. This is due to the continual growth of Information Technology and its impact on library collection development policies due to changing demand of users for the pin pointed and comprehensive information within a short time. With the growing reputation of e-resources, the conventional libraries are gradually migrating from print documents to e-resources where providing access to information is considered more important than owning it. It has revolutionized the outlook towards academics rather we can say it has resulted in Knowledge explosion. The Allama Iqbal Library (Central Library), University of Kashmir provides access to thousands of e-journals and few important bibliographic databases as a member of UGC-Info net Consortia and also few titles through its own subscription. E-books from well-known publishers like Springer, Wiley, Emerald and Taylor and Francis have been made available for the benefit of patrons. The present study deals with the awareness and usage of e-books and e-journals by research scholars and students of University of Kashmir from the point of view of their purpose use, frequency, search techniques of searching and accessing e-books and e-journals.