Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Information Search and Retrieval in Digital Environment: A Case Study of Self Financing Engineering Institutions in Thiruvallur District, Tamil NaduAuthor : R. Amsavalli and R. Ramesh
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 24-28
To-day the digital environment becomes a dominent especially among the younger generations. Therefore it become manditary to provide digital information both sources and services to the society. In this study, attempt has been made to identify the digital information sources and their utility among the engineering institutions in Thiruvallur district, Tamilnadu (India). There are 44 engineering institutons in this district of which 24 institutions established before 2005 were taken up for the study. Out of 2400 questionnaire were distributed 2214 were respondended. The response rate is 92.56%. In this study, visit to institutional library, opinion on digital environment, satisfaction of digital services, opinion on digital information sources and use of these information sources were analysed and presented. There exist considerable awareness on availability of digital information sources and has been effectively utilisted by the users of the engineering institutions of Thiruvallur district.
Digital Library, Engineering Colleges