| || Use of Digital Resources by Faculty and Research Scholars of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli |
Author :Thanuskodi, S.;Ravi, S.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :31(1) ; 2011 ; pp.25-30
Abstract : Sources of information available via the Internet are increasing exponentially, leading to steady increase in the use of Internet for education and research. Since past few years, free online information sources like ejournals, e-books, e-databases have increased considerably. Earlier, information and knowledge were passed by word of mouth or through manuscripts, and communication was a slow process. Today, it is passed from one individual to an infinite number of other users through a number of media and formats which makes rapid and widespread dissemination of information possible. This paper discusses utilisation of digital resources by faculty and research scholars of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. Results show that 67.14 per cent of the faculty is familiar with the use of digital resources, and majority of these members are using digital resources for research purpose. Study also reveals that majority of the faculty members are learning the required skills for the usage of digital resources through self-study.
Keywords : Digital resources;Internet;e-mail;search engines;CD-ROM;faculties