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Electronic journals in the University libraries of Punjab: the present situation and future perspective

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Author(s): DR. NAV JYOTI DHINGRA | DR. PREETI MAHAJAN

Journal: International Journal of Digital Library Services
ISSN 2250-1142

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Academic libraries | Electronic journals | University libraries | Online journals | user study.

ABSTRACT
E-journals offer many opportunities to today’s users that were not available to their predecessors. Because of the multidimensional features of e-journals, they are becoming the choice of academic as well as public library users. The paper examines the results from a questionnaire-based survey of users of university libraries of Punjab including undergraduate, postgraduate, research scholar and faculty. The purpose of this paper is to find out the level of awareness and use of e-journals by the university users. The study reveals that currently the trend of users’ is shifting towards electronic format but the pace is very slow. Some suggestions are also given to enhance the use of electronic journals.
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