Use and Awareness of Digital Information Resources (DIRS) By Undergraduate Students: A Survey of Government Degree College for Women Anantnag, Jammu and KashmirAuthor : Bilal Ahmad Dar, Shabir Ahmad and Mohmmad Basharat
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 9-13
In the present age of information revolution and ever increasing demand for exact and consolidated information, the functions and old methods followed by traditional libraries are being replaced by new techniques and technologies. Providing access to information free of charge in electronic formats is a concept that is gaining momentum. Thus with the introduction of modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT), access to information is a precondition for becoming a knowledge society. The right of access to information has become the dominant right in the information and knowledge era. The research output from the universities and research centers need to be collated and disseminated to the information users and information generators. To, address this malady, the Information Literacy comes into picture, which is a set of abilities to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information. The paper attempts to investigate the Information Literacy levels among the Students of selected institute of higher learning. The survey method has been used, wherein a structured questionnaire was framed up to get the required data and analyzed vis-à-vis the objectives of the study. The major findings of the study reveal that majority of the students are not well versed the concept of information literacy.
Digital Information, Digital Media, Information Literacy, Under-Graduate Students, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Library and Information Centres (LICs)
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