The use of online newspapers among librarians in India

The use of online newspapers among librarians in India Purpose – Librarians need to educate users about online newspapers available in the library. The purpose of this paper is to survey the attitude of librarians towards online newspapers. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire on the various aspects of online newspaper usage was prepared and was circulated to librarians working in various parts of the country through e‐mail. Findings – It was found that librarians are making use of many features in the newspaper sites while offering library services. Research limitations/implications – Since the questionnaire was circulated online an interaction with the librarians was not possible. Partial responses were eliminated from the study. Social implications – Newspapers are a preferred source of information. Online newspapers from different parts of the world open a new window of knowledge to all. Librarians and administrators should engage in promoting online newspapers so that they will reach a wider array of users. Originality/value – The attitude of librarians in India towards online newspapers has not received much attention up to now; such a study would help various firms, library science educators and organizations to rethink their usage of online newspapers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

The use of online newspapers among librarians in India

Library Hi Tech News, Volume 28 (1): 3 – Mar 8, 2011

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0741-9058
DOI
10.1108/07419051111130376
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Abstract

Purpose – Librarians need to educate users about online newspapers available in the library. The purpose of this paper is to survey the attitude of librarians towards online newspapers. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire on the various aspects of online newspaper usage was prepared and was circulated to librarians working in various parts of the country through e‐mail. Findings – It was found that librarians are making use of many features in the newspaper sites while offering library services. Research limitations/implications – Since the questionnaire was circulated online an interaction with the librarians was not possible. Partial responses were eliminated from the study. Social implications – Newspapers are a preferred source of information. Online newspapers from different parts of the world open a new window of knowledge to all. Librarians and administrators should engage in promoting online newspapers so that they will reach a wider array of users. Originality/value – The attitude of librarians in India towards online newspapers has not received much attention up to now; such a study would help various firms, library science educators and organizations to rethink their usage of online newspapers.

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Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 8, 2011

Keywords: Newspapers; Libraries; India; Internet

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