Use of Digital Resources by the Faculty Members of Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu, India: A Survey
Availability of digital resources in a library plays a vital role in facilitating access to required information to the user in an easy and efficient manner. Now-a-days the digital resources like online journals, e-books, CD-ROM databases and Internet are slowly replacing the usages of print media. This study seeks to examine the use of digital resources by the Faculty of Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu, India. A sample of 120 faculty members was selected randomly and was sent the questionnaire. Out of 120 questionnaires, only 82 questionnaires were found to be eligible to this study. This paper covers the objectives of using digital resources, factors, motivating the user to access the digital resources, online resource search techniques, preference of text format, online resource access problems and suggestion of the respondents to improve the library services.