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  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (IJLIS) International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), ISSN: 2277 – 3533 (Print), ISSN: 2277 – 3584 (Online), Volume 3, Issue 1, January - June (2014), © IAEME ISSN : 2277 – 3533 (Print) ISSN : 2277 – 3584 (Online) Volume 3, Issue 1, January - June (2014), pp. 49-53 © IAEME: www.iaeme.com/IJLIS.asp Journal Impact Factor (2013): 5.1389 (Calculated by GISI), IJLIS ©IAEME www.jifactor.com NEED AND USE OF INFORMATION BY THE FACULTY MEMBERS OF SRI PARASAKTHI ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN (CUTTRALAM) IN TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT- A STUDY *R.Saravana Subbu Selvan Assistant Librarian DRBCCC Hindu College, Chennai-72 **Dr. K.Sridhar Librarian, (Govt.Aided Stream) DRBCCC Hindu College, Chennai – 72 ABSTRACT This article is made to determine the need and use of information pattern by among the faculty members and student of Sri Parasakthi Arts and Science College for Women. The sample of 169 library users selected randomly was studied. The results revealed that the faculty and students are almost in same platform in information use pattern on the basis of visits, purpose of visits, useful of information sources and utilization of library services. Both the faculty and students are having more knowledge to utilize the library and library resources. Nowadays library users are very much interested to seek the information in different ways. They are also obtaining more information on internet and Social Networking and so on. Keywords: Information, Need, Use, Purpose, Internet, Resources, Library, Visits. INTRODUCTION Knowledge is strength, Information interacts with knowledge and it is the power that drives knowledge. This is age of knowledge and information revolution. We must make a practical distinction and define knowledge and information. Information is the essential element for the progress of higher education. There are kinds of information such as knowledge, fact data news and message etc. The implicit assumption of user studies, behaviors-studies and information-flow-studies is that if one understands the needs and problems of user, one can design effective information systems for him. 49
  2. 2. International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), ISSN: 2277 – 3533 (Print), ISSN: 2277 – 3584 (Online), Volume 3, Issue 1, January - June (2014), © IAEME Information is an essential ingredient in decision making and the need for improved information systems in recent years has been made critical by the steady growth in size and complexity of organizations and data. Information is the message conveyed or intended to be conveyed by a systematic body of ideas or its accepted substitutes. Information is a notion comprehending, discussing information, or a unit fact, again a notion comprehending qualitative unit fact and quantitative unit fact. Profile of Sri Parasakthi Arts Science College for women Sri Parasakthi College was started in 1964 at courtallam. This is the first the only rural college which earned autonomous status in our country in the year 1978. Under autonomy, the college has been empowered with academic freedom to march a head academic excellence and there by achieving its objective to change the present society to better and happier one by offering useful and meaningful education to the young women of this rural area. The college has hostel facilities and college offered UG/PG courses REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE There have been a number of literatures published so far emphasizing the need for the study of the information and need User Studies. A user study carried out by Crist and etal (1) in the University of Michigan Library to understand the use of the and their satisfaction of the users with library collections, services, Staff and Physical facilities etc. Geetha and Others (2) reported in their study that students are the largest single group of users. A study conducted by Accamma(3) on the scientists of to ascertain their information needs and use pattern of information sources. Roshan Raina(4) reports that the findings of feedback survey conducted to find out the effectiveness of services rendered by the library of the institute of Management, lucknow. Kawatra(5) conducted a study of research scholars of three universities Rajasthan to know the views of scholars on the adequacy of library resources and services. NEED OF THE STUDY The present study also intends to study the satisfaction of the users regarding Certain services and certain aspects of the library such as the arrangement of books and so on. And to know the reasons for their dissatisfaction if any, so that measures can be adopted to satisfy them. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To assess the library visit To assess the purpose visit of the library To useful of information sources To assess the user satisfaction of Library services. Hypothesis Based on the aforementioned the following hypothesis to be tested in the present study. Respondent’s visit to the other libraries is independent of the colleges. There is no 50
  3. 3. International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), ISSN: 2277 – 3533 (Print), ISSN: 2277 – 3584 (Online), Volume 3, Issue 1, January - June (2014), © IAEME significant difference among the views of respondents for the purpose of visiting library. There is no significant difference the views of the respondents from the use of channels. Sources of bibliographical information, utilization of library services, user satisfaction of the library services. Information technology, to reduce the work load, Library have insufficient fund, lack of adequate trained staffs. Table .1.Respondent’s visits to Library Library visit No.of Respondents Percent Every Day 82 48.5 Once in a Week 76 45.0 One a Fort Night 5 3.0 Once in a Month 6 3.6 169 100.0 Total The above table No. 1 represents the frequency of visits to the library by the respondents from the table 45.5% of respondents visit to the library every day and 45% were once in a week, very few 3.6% of the respondents are visiting the library once in a month and 3.00% onece a fortnight. Purpose of visit Table 2. Purposes of visits to the Library No Large Some Less comment extend extent extent Total For relaxation 49 (29 %) 18 (10.7%) 44 (26%) 58 (34.3%) 169 (100%) To Get Bibiligraphic information 54 (32.0%) 36 (21.3%) 50 (29.6%) 29 (17.2%) 169 (100%) To Get current information 9 (5.3%) 106 (62.7%) 52 (30.8%) 2 (1.2%) 169 (100%) To get statistical information 52 (30.8%) 26 (15.4%) 46 (27.2%) 45 (26.6%) 169 (100%) The above table No.2 presents the respondents view related to the purpose of visiting the library from this table 62. % of the respondents opinion regarding the purpose of the visiting the library is to get current information. 51
  4. 4. International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), ISSN: 2277 – 3533 (Print), ISSN: 2277 – 3584 (Online), Volume 3, Issue 1, January - June (2014), © IAEME Table 3. Useful of information sources Information sources No Highly Satisfied Comments Useful Not useful Total Books 7 (4.1%) 135 (79.9%) 27 (16%) - 169 100% Journals 16 (9.5%) 73 (43.2%) 79 (46.7%) 1 (0.65) 169 100% Encyclopedia 38 (22.5%) 64 (37.9%) 56 (33.1%) 11 6.5% 169 100% Current contents 37 (21.9%) 82 (48.5%) 47 (27.8%) 3 1.8% 169 100% The above table No.3 Presents the views of the respondents that the usefulness of information sources. From the table it is clear that most of the usefulness information received by the respondents through the books and current contents. Library services Table 4. Utilization of Library Services No Highly Satisfied Not comments satisfied satisfied Total Reference 4 (2.4%) 126 (74.6% 36 (21.3%) 3 (1.8%) 169 (100%) Current 24 (14.2%) 79 (46.7%) 66 (39.1%) - 169 (100%) Reprographic 47 (27.8%) 14 (8.3%) 78 (46.2%) 30 (17.8%) 169 (100%) Paper clipping 42 (24.9%) 31 (18.3%) 62 (36.7%) 34 (20.1%) 169 (100%) The above table No.4 Presents the view of the respondents that the utilization of library services. From the table it clear that 74.6% if reference service are highly satisfied by the by the respondents and 1.8% of not satisfied by the respondents. Regarding current services 46.7% of the respondents are highly satisfied. 52
  5. 5. International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), ISSN: 2277 – 3533 (Print), ISSN: 2277 – 3584 (Online), Volume 3, Issue 1, January - June (2014), © IAEME MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY The respondents, 48.5% of the respondents visit the library every day and 45% were once in a week, very few i.e. 3.6% of the respondents are visiting the library once in a month. The respondents 62.7% of the respondent’s opinion regarding the purpose of visiting the library is to get current information. The respondents of 79.9% for Books, 73% of respondents for Journals, and 38% respondents referring of Encyclopedias The respondents are clear that most of the useful information received by the respondents 79 % respondents through current contents. And 74 % respondents are reference service. CONCLUSION The library should be computerized, for this the librarian should be properly and adequate trained. The library in functioning even on Sundays, so only the public and others also will be benefited. Current and latest editions standardized authors and publications should be recommended. The awareness of using the library frequently should be recommended. Libraries are very important therefore adequate technological services must be used to improve the quality and quantity of information offered by the academic library. REFERENCE 1. Crist(M) et al User Studies : Reality check and future perfect Wilson library bulletin., 68;1994;38-41. 2. Geetha(s c) et al Readers and their reading trends in the British council Library, Delhi, Annals of Library science and documentation, 27(1-4) 1980; 66-71. 3. Accamma(c) Information needs and use pattern of ILA Bulletin,36(1);1997;89-94. 4. Roshan raina. Annals of the feedback on the library resources, faculty services at national level management institute. A case study, Annals of Library science and documentation,42(3);1995,106-112. 5. Kawatra(P S) Attidues of research scholars towards resources and service of three University Library in Rajasthan. A study of Library science and documentation. 6. Ugwuanyi Chijioke Ferdinand and Ejikeme Anthonia Nwamaka, “Awareness of the Expected Skills Sets and Development Required by New Era Librarians in Academic Libraries in South East Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria”, International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), Volume 2, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 26 - 38, ISSN Print: 2277 – 3533, ISSN Online: 2277 – 3584. 7. Dr.R.Prabu, Dr.K.Sridhar, “Information and Communication Technology Skills among the Colleges Librarians Affiliated To Bharathidasan University: A Study” International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), Volume 1, Issue 2, 2012, pp. 25 - 33, ISSN Print: 2277 – 3533, ISSN Online: 2277 – 3584. 8. A.Chinnaraj, “Knowledge Based Information Resources from Libraries to Higher Education Professionals and Information Managers”, International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS), Volume 1, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 37 - 47, ISSN Print: 2277 – 3533, ISSN Online: 2277 – 3584. 53

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