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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
eISSN: 2320 317X
pISSN: 0970-1052
Impact Factor: 5.195 (2017)
DOI: 10.5958/2320-317X
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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
Year : 2019, Volume & Issue : LIB PRO. 39(2), JUL-DEC 2019
Page No. : 297-310, Article Type : Original Aticle
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2019.00033.3 (Received on 04.06.2019, Accepted on 01.08.2019)

Sources, Services and ICT Infrastructure in Govt. First Grade College Libraries: Colleges affiliated to Kuvempu University

Naveen CL*, Dr. BU Kannappannavar**
Author’s Affiliation : *Head & Librarian, Library & Information Science/Center, Govt. First Grade College, Gandasi, Hassan, Karnataka 573164, India. E-mail: [email protected] **Librarian, Sahyadri Arts College, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577203, India. E-mail: [email protected]

Corresponding Author : Naveen CL, Head & Librarian, Library & Information Science/Center, Govt. First Grade College, Gandasi, Hassan, Karnataka 573164, India.,
E-Mail:-[email protected]


Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyzing the availability of sources, services and ICT infrastructure facilities in Government First Grade College (GFGC) libraries affiliated to Kuvempu University.

Design/methodology/approach: Data-gathering tools used included questionnaire, observation and informal interview with selected college librarians.

Findings: The present study analyzes the availability of various collections (print and non – print), services, and ICT infrastructure in the libraries. The paper also identifies the status of library automation, classification, cataloguing and also the source of finance.

Originality/value: This is a comprehensive study on the availability of information sources, services and ICT infrastructure in college libraries. Its findings should help college librarians, local government and also the University Grants Commission, New Delhi for giving more physical and financial infrastructure for the overall development of the libraries to fulfil the user needs.

Keywords

Information Sources, N-List, Automation, College Libraries, ICT Infrastructure, Kuvempu University.
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