Use of internet in Tamil Nadu state central library (Connemara Public Library): A study

Thanuskodi, S.
January 2011
Indian Journal of Library & Information Science;Jan2011, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
The information era with its electronic facilities will come with many challenges in all the sectors of development since information is the base for all developmental activities. Libraries and information centres and librarians will have their share of challenges and risks to partake in this major activity. In 1994 the UNESCO Public Library Manifesto defined a public library as "the local gateway to knowledge, [and] provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision-making and cultural development of the individual and social groups." In this vision of public libraries, they are seen as people-oriented institutions which should service the widest population possible. The public libraries are providing, to different extents, health related, job related, career related, cultural, and professional as well as general information services to make the target communities information literate in every respect and to bring a difference in people's lives. Results of the present study show that less than 1 hour of access to internet takes the first order reporting among the publics of State Central Library, 1-2 hours of access to internet the second, 2-3hours of access to internet the third, above 4 hours of access to internet the fourth and 3-4hours of access to internet the last. Study reveals that the services in library are poor takes the first order reporting among the users of State Central Library, Excellent services take the second position, no opinion the third, very poor services the fourth and good services the last.


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