| || Information and Communication Technology Literacy among Library Professionals in Calicut University, Kerala |
Author :Haneefa, Mohamed K.;Shukkoor, C.K. Abdul
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :30(6) ; 2010 ; pp.55-63
Abstract : This study aims to ascertain the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy among the library professionals of Calicut University. The study is confined to the library professionals in the central library and departmental libraries of Calicut University. The method used for the study was a structured questionnaire. The study reveals that the Professional Assistants are more ICT literates than the Junior Librarians and Assistant Librarians. The use of ICT-based resources and services, library automation software, and general purpose application software is high among the Professional Assistants than the Junior Librarians and Assistant Librarians. The use of digital library and institutional repository software is very low among the library professionals. Majority of the professionals had confidence in routine ICT and Internet tasks, and need training or orientation in library automation, digital library and institutional repository software.
Keywords : Literacy;information and communication technology;assessment;university libraries;librarians;academic libraries;India