Studies on Ict and Internet Awareness and Access to E-Resources Under UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium: A Survey of Assam University Library Users


  • Department of Library Science, Assam University, Silchar 788011



UGC-INFONET Consortium, User Study, ICT Awareness, E-resources, E-Journals, North Eastern Region of India, Assam University.


The paper, a survey of users, presents views on the extent of ICT/Internet awareness and status on use of e-resources by the Assam University Library users. The survey comprises of administration of questionnaire, observation of the participants, and interview of some of the participants for knowing the opinion of the respondents in respect of usage of Internet for their day-to-day activities and status of access to e-journals for their academic and research activities. The self designed questionnaire distributed on random sampling method to users comprising of faculty, research scholars, UG/PG Students and other staff. The data is analyzed using SPSS Software. The period of survey was July to August 2008 covering the users of Assam University Library using the Internet for accessing to the e-resources under the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium. The findings may be considered as preliminary findings from a pilot study. The paper highlights the findings in respect of Internet Awareness, its use pattern and attitude of library users towards the electronic resources, in this context.


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How to Cite

Sinha, M. K. (2012). Studies on Ict and Internet Awareness and Access to E-Resources Under UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium: A Survey of Assam University Library Users. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 49(3), 263–280.



Received 2013-12-27
Accepted 2013-12-27
Published 2012-06-07