The Use of Scholarly Electronic Journals at the Indian Institute of Science: A Case Study in India

Galyani Moghaddam, Golnessa and Talawar, V.G. The Use of Scholarly Electronic Journals at the Indian Institute of Science: A Case Study in India. Interlending & Document Supply, 2008, vol. 36, n. 1, pp. 15-29. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of scholarly electronic journals at the Indian Institute of Science. The paper examines the methodology and results from a questionnaire-based survey of networked electronic services in India at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) libraries serving a variety of disciplines. A random sample of the main cohort was selected and during five months from January 2004 till May 2004, 700 copies of the questionnaire were distributed among forty departments of IISc; 397 completed and valid questionnaires (56.7 percent) were received. The results showed a growing interest in electronic journals among the users at the IISc. The electronic journals were mostly used for research needs and PDF format was the most preferred format. The fact that users have free access to electronic journals at all hours from their own computers seems to be the most appealing feature.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Electronic Journals,User Studies, India
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CA. Use studies.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HI. Electronic Media.
Depositing user: Golnessa Galyani Moghaddam
Date deposited: 04 May 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11


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