Use of e resources in view point of a researcher in science and engineering institutions
A presentation onUse of E-resources in view point of aresearcher in science and engineering institutions Presented by - Susmita Nath Research Scholar Dept. 0f Physics NIT, Silchar
Outline• Introduction• Objective• E-resources• E-resources in research• Conclusion
Introduction Over the last half a century, numerous studies have indicated that E-resources are extremely useful for research, teaching and life-long learning. Electronic resources solve storage problems and control the flood of information. E-learning systems have been introduced with the emergence of and developments in information technology .
ObjectiveThe main objective of this study is to empower users in an e-learning environment with an Information CommunicationTechnology (ICT) web based system in order to play a biggerrole in seeking and sharing e-resources for betterunderstanding of the curricula.
E-resourcesPrint resource refers to conventional print editions publishedand distributed as paper copies while e- resource refers toeditions available online through computer networks(Internet).
Characteristics of electronic resources Provide timely access; Support searching capabilities; Accommodate unique features such as links to related items. Contain multimedia information; Do not require physical processing; Environment friendly; Automatically generate alerting and other secondary services
Advantages of electronic resources• The speed of publication and delivery of the journal issues is much faster .• Inclusion of audio and video base text is possible.• To access and retrieve relevant articles, a good number of search engines are available• Downloading and printing of relevant articles is possible.• Help in minimizing the problems related to the conservation and preservation of journals.
It is a search engine that indexes the content of scholarlymaterial published on the internet and in electronic booksand journals
Electronic resources for all steps in research• Finding research problem / topic• Gathering background literature• Collecting data• Analyzing data• Writing research report
Conclusions E-resource has a tremendous impact on scientific research in terms of-• inspiring collaboration and joint research work,• resulting in faster completion of tasks,• Enormous time saved in terms of article retrieval or time spent at the library,• immensely helps in publishing more scientific papers,• helps in getting information related to specific scientific processes,• assist in more organized archival of research papers and finally aids in gaining more scientific knowledge.
References• A general overview of the e-resource industry. The E-Resources Management Handbook.• Electronic Journals and Academic Libraries, Library Hi Tech, 17(1) 10-16.• Use of UGC infonet e-journals by research scholars and students of University of Delhi, Delhi”, Library HiTech, Vol. 26 No. 3. pp. 369-386• Use of Electronic Journals by the Research Scholars of Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering, In:NACLIN 2007, p309-319