A Study on Resources and Services in the Nursing College Libraries at Bangalore City, KarnatakaAuthor : M. Aravinthan and G. Venkatesh
Volume 3 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 24-30
Education is the transmission of civilization. Well educated and skilled people are key to creating, sharing and disseminating knowledge effectively. It is as old as the history of mankind. It forms the basis for the development and progress of individual and human society. Importance of human resources and the role of education in development has been well recognized. Education is considered as critical input for economic and social development. It is an instrument to imparting knowledge and training to people leading to thei empowerment. Majority of the library were users are satisfied with the availability of textbooks and magazines followed by periodicals and general books. Inadequacy of electronic resources was stated by some users. The number of multiple copies is not enough. There should be more books by Indian authors. The users of the library were asked to indicate how they find required reading material and books. Majority of the users said it is by browsing through the shelves. Some said they consult the library staff and seek their help in finding books. Some students admitted that they take help from their class fellows. A few users said that they use catalogue to locate books. This infers that the methods followed by the students to find the required books in the libraries vary. Majority of the students who use the library stated that catalogue is not upto- date. A high percentage of library users follow the method of browsing and checking the racks and consulting the library staff.
Medical Science, Internet, Search Engines, e-journal, Medical Data Bases, User education, File Transfer Protocol