The Perception of Library Network Membership in Agricultural College Librarians in Maharashtra: A Survey

Kalbande, D.T. and Suradkar, P.A. The Perception of Library Network Membership in Agricultural College Librarians in Maharashtra: A Survey. Library Philosophy and Practice, 2021, n. 6429, pp. 1-14. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The authors conducted a survey among the academic librarians of Agricultural college libraries in Maharashtra, India to identify their perception towards membership in various library networks and the reasons for joining them. The purposive sampling technique was used to select 40 librarians from a population of 57 librarians working in the Mahatma Phule Agricultural University and affiliated college libraries. The results of the study revealed that most of the librarians joined have joined in library networks to access Union Catalogue, Inter Library Loan Services, Consortium Usage, Centralized Acquisition, and Document Delivery Service etc.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: CeRA, AGRICAT, INFLIBNET, Library Network Membership, Agricultural Librarianship
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HT. Web 2.0, Social networks
Depositing user: Dr Dattatraya kalbande
Date deposited: 18 Nov 2021 09:00
Last modified: 18 Nov 2021 09:00


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