Usage of Mobile Phones for Library Services by Students of REVA University, Bangalore: A StudyAuthor : B. Vasantha and M. Dhanamjaya
Volume 8 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 29-31
There are evidences of existence of libraries as treasure houses of knowledge in ancient history, earliest reference being “The Great Alexandrian Library”. A continuous transition in the libraries has happened in phased manner over the years to get into the present “Digital Era”. Containers of information have changed stage by stage from parchment to papyrus to paper to digital media. Information & Communication Technology has revolutionized all walks of human life starting from shopping, banking or booking a cinema ticket etc. Technology has become a vital part of common life in different forms. Mobile phones are considered as basic necessity in digital era for many of the chores. The academic world is also an area to take advantages of mobile technology in connecting its stakeholders. For librarians, mobile technology is a boon to extend services quickly to users and connecting them. Library services and sources can be made available on finger tips of users for 24/7 without any geographical jurisdiction. In this regards REVA University central library surveyed 200 students in order to find out the level of smart phones usage among them and what are their expectation.
Mobile phone, E-Resources, Library Services, REVA University
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