Problematic Issues with E-Journal Features: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P (2014) Problematic Issues with E-Journal Features: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers. GE-International Journal of Engineering Research / Problematic Issues with E-Journal Features: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, 2 (9). pp. 84-95. ISSN ISSN: (2321-1717)

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    The coming of the World Wide Web has propelled this vigorous growth of the electronic forms of communication which simply do not fit into the traditional publishing format. With the coming of age of the electronic journals, it has totally altered the way scholarly information is disseminated throughout the world. There is no doubt that this particular innovation has changed the information usage of scientists. Invariably the role of the librarians has dramatically changed to meet the ‘vibrant electronic needs’ of the scientists and engineers. Electronic journals have greatly affected not only the way information has spread, but also the way in which electronic information is acquired and how the scientists, engineers, scholars researchers seek this needed information. However, electronic journals are not free from issues and problems. A research survey was undertaken to study the ‘Problematic Issues with E-Journal Features’ faced by the Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of the selected 16 aerospace organizations of Bangalore. The age-group of this study is between 21-60 years. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied for testing the significant difference among the 16 mean scores attained from the scientists and engineers of the aerospace organizations for ‘Problematic Issues with e-Journal Features’. It is observed that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., ‘Videos or animated graphics that play slowly or poorly’, ‘Articles in PDF that download slowly’ and ‘e-Journals, that don’t provide access to older issues’ except for ‘Pictures in PDF that are too small to read clearly (P = 0.091)’, ‘Pictures in HTML that load slowly’ and ‘Pictures in PDF that are in black-and-white’ instead of full-colour’.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, E-Journal Features, Problematic Issues, ANOVA, P-Value, Videos or Animated Graphics, Articles in PDF, HTML.
    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: 05 Feb 2015 11:25
    Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 11:25

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