A Study on Modernization Programmes in Public Libraries with Reference to Tamil NaduAuthor : P.Balasubramanian, S.Baalachandran2 and S.Swamidoss
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2012 pp 1-5
The present article deals on modernization with programmes in public libraries with reference to Tamil Nadu. Modernization is a course that a library constantly applies to new technology by taking the computer as the core to replace manual operations so that it can meet the needs of society and serve better. Mechanization of library activities like acquisition, classification, cataloging circulation, maintenance and information retrieval which are labour intensive could be operated through computers. This study covers all the 30 district central libraries. Data has been collected both from primary and secondary sources. A sample of 300 users has been selected at the rate of 10 from each library on the basis of random sampling method. A structured, close-ended questionnaire was used in addition to interview technique and informal talk with users of library for the collection of first hand information. Simple statistical tools such as average, percentages, table’s diagrams, trend and compound growth rate and chi square test are used for analysis and interpretation of the data collected.
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