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UTILIZATION OF CD-ROM DATABASES BY THE USERS’ OF INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-KHARAGPUR: A SURVEY

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Author(s): DR .ABDUL MANNAN KHAN

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

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: CD-ROM databases | Users study | Indian Institute of Technology

ABSTRACT
The main purpose of the study is to find out the availability and utilization level of CDROM databases in IIT Kharagpur library. A well structured questionnaire was administered to the users of the IITK to collect data regarding the utilization of CD-ROM databases. The study reveals that most of the users consult CD- ROM databases not only for updating their knowledge but also for collecting relevant information for the study and research purposes. A majority of the users have become aware of CD-ROM databases through library staff, discussions with colleagues and from observation. The most popular search method for searching CD-ROM databases is keyword followed by Boolean operators and phrases.
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