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Impact of the E-Resources on Their Academic Efficiency of Students & Teachers and Problem Faced By Them While Using the E-Resources In Academic Institutions |

Anita Malik, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Today availability of e-resources in auniversity library is very common.  Butthe proper and maximum use is a matter for discussion. Many research studieshave focused on how people use electronic resources or on their feelings aboutelectronic and print resources in the library in the last several years.  These usage studies draw many conclusionsabout the behavior and preferences of library users, although sometimes theconclusions are contradictory or unclear. This studies use a variety ofresearch methods, including observation, surveys, interviews, experiments andtransaction log analysis.  Some surveysor interviews ask questions about preference, including how users feel aboutthe library or about specific media; others ask questions that provideinformation on user behavior. Observations, experiments, and logs also show what users do, but do notalways reveal preferences or motivations. Each of these methods allows different types of conclusions and it isonly when they are taken together that we can get a full picture of what usersactually do,  what they would prefer andwhat they are likely to do in the future. The findings confirm the importanceof e-resources to partner institutions, as they are used daily by staff in allareas of their work.  We also found thatthere are many areas of good practice and innovative use of these resources foradministrative, marketing and teaching and learning purposed.  There is also a considerable amount ofresearch based on the use of e-resources, particularly in the specialist colleges.  Most institutions have either a formalizede-learning leader; or all institutions offer staff training in this area.  There are two areas of e-resource use thatare particularly well developed; firstly the use of social networking sites(Facebook and Twitter) as well as the Youtube website, e.g. for marketing andas a learning and teaching aid.