Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Level of Awareness on Digitisation Trends and Techniques among LIS Professionals in and around Chennai, Tamil Nadu: An Empirical StudyAuthor : S. Balamurugan, D. Gnanasekaran G. Sasireka and S. Gopalakrishnan
Volume 2 No.1 January-June 2012 pp 24-29
This study attempts to identify the awareness on digitisation trends and techniques among the library professionals in and around Chennai. The empirical data were collected, through questionnaire method among 540 LIS professionals working in 348 institutions of different domains such as Medical, Engineering, Arts & Science and Polytechnic. Out of which 432 (80.0%) questionnaires were responded. Out of 432 (80.00%) responded, 62.5% are male; 37.5% are female; 36.80% are belong to Engineering; 30.75% are from Arts & science; 20.60% are from Medical and 11.80% are from Polytechnic institutions. The collected data were analysed using SPSS package. The opinion of professionals were obtained on various digitisation trends and techniques such as digital storage, storage security, various formats, metadata, standards,servers, software etc. It is identified that their exist awareness on digitisation trends and techniques as well as inquisitiveness in continuous learning on the conceptual factors of digitisation.
Digital Library, Digital Library Software, Formats, Metadata, Standards