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Application of Information Technology in Academic Libraries of Rajasthan: A Survey Report

Praveen Babel, S. D. Vyas

Abstract


A survey was conducted in all seven 7 deemed university libraries of Rajasthan. The survey attempts to find out the following aspect of application of information technology, availability of reading material, use of application software, user services, housekeeping operations, networking accessibility of libraries, problems in computerization and networking. The survey provides a useful summary of application of IT in Deemed University libraries in Rajasthan. The survey confirmed that IT has deeply embedded in the management of information in university libraries. It has become a powerful tool in the management of routine library operations and services. The analysis shows that the use of technology in libraries is increasing steadily and significantly. The level of response shown to the present survey indicated that deemed university libraries continue to be more interested in using IT in future. The respondents clearly indicated an awareness of current development concerned with automated library systems even in those libraries where IT has not been used much.

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