Aerospace Digital Libraries and Its Impact on Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore - A Research Survey

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P (2013) Aerospace Digital Libraries and Its Impact on Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore - A Research Survey. International Journal of Advanced Research in IT and Engineering (IJAET), 2 (3). pp. 33-49. ISSN 2278-6244

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Today academic departments in Universities, libraries, professional associations, research institutions, scholarly and trade publishers, database producers and information industry vendors are all experiencing the effect on Information Technology on Scientific Scholarly Communication. The first change agents included the all-pervading personal computer, the modem and telecommunication networks that supported the growth of on-line databases in the 70’s. More recent and current developments like the Internet, electronic periodicals, pre-print databases, digital libraries and the World Wide Web are influencing more profoundly the ways scientists carry out their research and share their findings with others. Digital library technologies are directly applicable to many different manufacturing industries including aerospace, defense, biotech, chemical, automotive, consumer electronics, and healthcare. Indian Aerospace Scientists and Engineers make use of a larger number of Aerospace Digital Libraries for their research work. This questionnaire survey study is restricted to the geographic boundary of the city of Bangalore. The total percentage of responses usable from all the 16 aerospace organizations amounted to 89.7 percent. The major findings that the authors would like to report in this paper are: 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 ‘Aerospace Digital Libraries’. It is observed that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., ‘The Wright Air Development Center / Digital Collection’, ‘Scientific and Technical Information Network (STINET)’, ‘NACA Digital Library’ except for ‘Department of Electronics (DOE) Information Bridge (P=0.054)’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Double Blind Peer-Reviewed International Journal. A Research Initiative of CSIR-NAL, University of Mysore and NIMHANS, Bangalore
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic Information Resources, Use Patterns, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, Aerospace Digital Libraries, Bangalore.
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 10:55
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 10:55

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