Association of Demographic Variables Versus the Role of the Library in Promoting e-Resources among the Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore: A Research Survey

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P (2014) Association of Demographic Variables Versus the Role of the Library in Promoting e-Resources among the Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore: A Research Survey. Science and Technology / Association of Demographic Variables Versus the Role of the Library in Promoting e-Resources among the Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore: A Research Survey, 1 (1). pp. 4-11.

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    Abstract

    Today, the increasing role of technology in libraries has had a significant impact on the changing roles of the librarians. Newer and newer technologies are dramatically increasing the accessibility of information, and the modern day librarian are adapting to the evolving needs of users that emerge from the adoption of these new technologies Libraries act as a bridge between the knowledge generator and the knowledge user. Demographics is the scientific study of characteristics and dynamics pertaining to the human population, including things like size, growth rate, density and distribution of a specified group. The primary reason people use demography is to create statistics--in fact, the term roughly translates to "people measurement." These allow a person to get a picture of how common specific traits within a group are. Comparing statistics over time also allows researchers to show changes that are happening in the target group. A research survey was undertaken to ascertain the ‘Association of Demographic Variables versus the ‘Role of the Library in Promoting e-Resources Usage’ among the Indian Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore. The major findings of this study are: (a) The Chi Square test indicates that the demographic variable, viz., Occupation (Chi Square=42.863, P Value = 0.000), Qualification(Chi Square=53.670, P Value = 0.000) and Specialization(Chi Square=32.670, P Value = 0.037) by ‘Role of the Library in Promoting e-Resources Usage’ have significant association. This implies that the percentage of preference for the above mentioned demographic variables are not approximately the same [Not uniformly distributed]. The chi-Square tests for the remaining demographic variables, namely, Category Wise Distribution [Aerospace Scientist / Aerospace Engineer](P=0.062), Gender, Age-Group(P=0.082) by the ‘Role of the Library in Promoting e-Resources Usage’ have no significant association. This implies that percentages of preference for these demographic variables are approximately the same [Uniformly distributed].

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: First Indian Study on the 'Use Patterns of Electronic Information Resources among the Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore, INDIA'
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic Information Resources, Demography, Aerospace Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, City of Bangalore
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other
    Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 11:23
    Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 11:23
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11921

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