Study of the Patterns of Use of e-Resources in Aerospace Engineering by the Indian Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Selected Aerospace Organizations in Bangalore: Part – I – Use of e-Journals

Guruprasad, R and Khaiser Nikam, KN (2010) Study of the Patterns of Use of e-Resources in Aerospace Engineering by the Indian Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Selected Aerospace Organizations in Bangalore: Part – I – Use of e-Journals. Technical Report. KELPRO Bulletin, 14(1), Bangalore.

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    Abstract

    Aerospace engineers and scientists greatly depend upon the network and Internet technologies for accessing electronic information resources in the form of e-journals related to aerospace engineering right at their desktops. A survey study was undertaken amongst 16 prestigious aerospace organizations in Bangalore, which is the sampling boundary. Out of the 650 questionnaires distributed, a total number of 612 were received back and finally 583 selected which were found suitable for the study. The analysis is based on the responses for the questionnaire received from the aerospace scientists and engineers belonging to the selected aerospace organizations. The responses from the participants towards the frequency of use of aerospace engineering e-journals were graded on a scale of 4 to 0, a score of 4 indicating „Daily‟ access. The major findings in this paper are: (a) The summary of total mean scores obtained with regard to usage of aerospace engineering e-journals represents the following pattern: The highest mean score of 1.25(CV=110.44) is obtained for the journal „Aerospace Science and Technology‟. This is followed by a mean score of 1.20(CV=111.16) which is represented for „Progress in Aerospace Sciences‟. The third highest mean score of 1.12(CCV=114.14) is reflected for „Journal of Aerospace Engineering‟. This is followed by a mean score of 1.08(CV=121.57) which is represented for „IEEE Transactions on Electronics and Aerospace Systems‟. „Web of Science‟ follows up with the next highest mean score of 1.01(CV=132.41). „Online Journals: Aerospace‟ gets the next highest mean score of 0.95(CV=129.23). This is followed by the „Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines‟ which gets the next highest mean score of 0.90(CV=137.69). „The Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention (ASM International)‟ comes up with the next highest mean score of 0.78(CV=151.37). This is followed by a mean score of 0.73(CV=150.54) which is represented by „European Space Bulletin – ESA‟. „Informatics –Gate‟ represents itself with a mean score of 0.72(CV=160.02). Finally, the lowest mean score of 0.67(CV=166.17) is reflected for „International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking‟, (b) 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 „Frequency of Access and Usage of Aerospace Engineering e-Journals‟. It is observed that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., „Web of Science‟, „Informatics JGate‟, European Space Bulletin – ESA‟, „International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking‟, „International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines‟, „Journal of Aerospace Engineering – ASCE‟, „Progress in Aerospace Sciences‟, Aerospace Science and Technology‟, „IEEE transactions on Electronic and Aerospace Systems‟, „Online Journals: Aerospace‟ and „Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention – ASM International‟

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Subjects: SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other
    Depositing User: R Guruprasad
    Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 11:28
    Last Modified: 06 Oct 2010 11:28
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9074

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