CRITICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEMAND FOR INFORMATION RESOURCES AMONG UNIVERSITY LIBRARY USERS IN SOUTH TAMILNADU

Author Name : Dharmendran A. and Dr. Amudha G.
Volume : II, Issue :VII,March - 2017
Published on : 2017-03-07 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

The study examines the economics of demanding for information resource, with emphasis on the critical factors affecting the demand for information resources among university library users in 5 out of the 7 Government universities that were fully operational in South Tamil Nadu during the study period. The study adopted descriptive survey and used quantitative methodology to collect data, via the use of questionnaire from 376 registered users that were randomly sampled for the study. Based on a response rate of 75.2%, the study revealed that both library users and their libraries are responsible for the observed critical factors affecting demand for information resources, among the university libraries in South Tamil Nadu.