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  1. 1. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIBRARY AND(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1, INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH ANDJanuary- April 2012, © PRJ Publication DEVELOPMENT (IJLISRD)ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print)ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) IJLISRD © PRJ PUBLICATIONVolume 1, Issue 1, January- April (2012), pp. 48-55© PRJ: www.prjpublication.com/ijlisrd.aspAWARENESS OF DIGITAL LIBRARY AMONG LIBRARY PROFESSIONAL IN DINDIGUL DISTRICT – A STUDY*M.Veerachamy ** Dr .Martin ArokiasamyResearch Scholar Librarian SGMS University Palayam kottai St.Xaviar CollegeABSTRACTA digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposedto print, other media) and accessible by computers the digital content may be storedlocally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. A digital library is a type ofinformation retrieval system. DL is an integrated approach to identifying, managing andsharing all of an organization’s knowledge assets.OBJECTIVES OF DLThe objectives of DL are:a. To make sure of an effective Resource sharing of new knowledge and improvement of existing the information ;b. To ensure an effective securing of knowledge and make easily accessible to the organization;c. To ascertain a specific distribution of new DL and transfer of knowledge to new employees;d. To improve the form of DL bearers in relation to the users; 48
  2. 2. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1,January- April 2012, © PRJ PublicationRESEARCH METHODOLOGYThe author has decided to carry out the survey based on questionnaire and interview asthe instruments to gather the data and information from the samples: 1. Questions concerning the general understanding of DL 2. Questions concerning the existing end-user tools used 3. Questions concerning the current status or condition of DL This chapter provides the steps involved in the conduct of the research study.Type of Research Descriptive type of research is applied. It includes both primary and secondarydata sources.DATA COLLECTIONPrimary Data Questionnaire method has been adopted to collect the required primary data.Secondary Data Secondary data have also been collected through published and unpublishedresources.Sample Design Sample Size : 50 Type of Sampling : Convenience Fifty samples were chosen for the present study. The library professionals wererequested to fill up the questionnaire.Tools Used The collected primary data were fed into system by using the Statistical Packagefor Social Sciences (SPSS) to analyze data and to the generate tables. 49
  3. 3. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1,January- April 2012, © PRJ PublicationLIMITATIONS The study covers the professionals who are working in different types of Collegeand University Libraries in Dindigul District. a. Engineering College Library b. Polytechnic College Library c. Arts & Science College LibraryAREA PROFILE OF THE STUDY Dindigul district was carved out of the composite Madurai District on 15.9.1985and the Dindigul District had the names of Dindigul Anna, Quaid-e-Milleth and MannarThirumalai. It is located between 10005” and 100 9” North Latitude and 77030” and78020” East Longitude. It is spread over on area of 6266.64 Sq. Km. It comprises of 3Revenue Divisions, 8 Taluks and 14 Panchayat Unions, According to 2001 Census, itspopulation is 19, 23,014.DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION TABLE: 1 AGE WISE CLASSIFICATION S.No Age No. of Respondents Percentage 1. 20 – 30 14 28 2. 31 – 40 15 30 3. 41 – 50 16 32 4. 51 & above 5 10 Total 50 100 50
  4. 4. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1,January- April 2012, © PRJ Publication It is found that 32% of the professionals belong to the age group of 41–50 and30% of them are in the age group of 31–40. FIGURE: 1 AGE WISE CLASSIFICATION 35 30 25 ec n e Pr e t g a 20 15 10 5 0 20 – 30 31 – 40 41 – 50 51 & above Age TABLE: 2 CLASSIFICATION BY QUALIFICATION S.No. Qualifications No. of Respondents Percentage 1. B.L.I.Sc., 14 28 2. M.L.I.Sc., 16 32 3. Ph.D., 1 2 4. PG & M.L.I.Sc., 15 30 5. M.L.I.Sc., & 4 8 M.Phil., Total 50 100 51
  5. 5. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1,January- April 2012, © PRJ Publication It is observed from the above table that 30% of the respondents are possessingPostgraduates degrees along with Master degree in Library and Information Science and32% respondents possess Master degree in Library and Information Science with theirbasic qualification. TABLE: 3 AWARENESS ON DIGITAL LIBRARY (OS, Dspace & Greenstone) S.No. Resources No. of Respondents Percentage 1. Open source 22 44 2. Dspace 18 36 3. Greenstone 10 20 Total 50 100 Maximum number of respondents (44%) are knowledge on Open soruce and36% are knowledge on Dspace and 20% of the respondents are knowledge on Greenstone 52
  6. 6. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1,January- April 2012, © PRJ Publication TABLE: 4 OPINION ON DIGITAL LIBRARY S No. Opinion No. of Respondents Percentage 1. Yes 33 66 2. No 17 34 Total 50 100 From the above table, it is found that majority of the respondents (66 % ) hasfavourable opinion on Digital library TABLE: 5 AWARENESS ON DIGITAL LIBRARY S.No. Opinion No. of Respondents Percentage 1 Yes 30 60 2 No 20 40 Total 50 100 It is observed from the above table that 60 % of the respondents are aware of theconcept of Digital library and 40 % of the respondents are not. 53
  7. 7. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1,January- April 2012, © PRJ Publication TABLE: 6 OPINION ON APPLICATION OF DIGITAL LIBRARY S.No Opinion No. of Respondents Percentage 1 Yes 36 72 2 No 14 28 Total 50 100 The above table shows that 72% of respondents are eager to apply the concept“Digital library” and 28% of the respondents are not willing.SUMMARY OF FINDINGS1. 32 % of the respondents are in the age group of 41 – 50 years and 30 % of them are in 31 – 40 years.2. It is identified that 40 % of the professionals have obtained experience in between 1- 5 years.3. Most of the respondents belong to the category of Assistant Librarian.4. It is noteworthy to mention that a respondent has Ph.D., and 8 % of them qualified for M.L.I.Sc., with M.Phil.5. 26 % of the respondents belong to Arts & Science Colleges.6. It is time to high light that most of the professionals are well aware of digital creations like E – Books, E – Journals.7. It is noteworthy to state that the entire populations of the respondents are having CD – ROM, Floppy and Audio – Video collections in their 54
  8. 8. International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development(IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print) ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) Volume 1, Issue 1,January- April 2012, © PRJ PublicationCONCLUSION Digital Library are excellent assessment tools, both for teachers and students.They allow us to collect the best examples of our progress, our work, and our creativity.DL are real-world in Ways that test score data is not. DL allow us to showcase our bestefforts at what we do DL is one that is compact in size. It can incorporate a widerselection of materials. A digital (electronic, virtual) Library can easily be duplicated,shared, and augmented in the field of libraryBIBLIOGRAPHYdindigul.nic.in/http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/article/view/2068http://dspace.mit.edu/www.dspace.org/ 55

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