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Title: Reading habits in academic libraries in Digital Age


1
Reading habits in academic libraries in Digital
Age
  • Ms.Shobha U.Karekar
  • Dr.Mahesh V.Mudhol.

2
  • Introduction
  • Reading is an important and most significant
    activity in a society.
  • information may appear in many different media .
  • people still to read.
  • increased availability of technology may lead to
    changes in reading quality and reading habits.

3
  • Objectives
  • To find out reading patterns of the students.
  • To find out the reading resources used by the
    users.
  • Reasons for the change in the pattern of reading
    habits of the students.
  • To measure the level of satisfaction of reading
    in the digital environment.
  • To find the measures to improve reading habits
    among the students .

4
  • Methodology
  • Information collected through well-designed
  • questionnaires distributed to the undergraduate
  • students of the selected colleges situated in
    North
  • Goa District. Totally 125 questionnaires
  • distributed to the students 103 questionnaires
    are
  • answered and got back so the sample size is 103.

5
  • Findings
  • Majority of students visit library every day but
    to read the newspapers but very less students
    read the journals.
  • Large percentage of students agree that
    e-resources very feasible to be referred any
    where out side the walls of the library.
  • Majority of students said that there is no fixed
    time for reading in the library because in the
    digital age the e-resources are accessible beyond
    the boundary of the library.

6
  • Major population of study said that they spent
    1-2 hr. more in reading the e-resources which
    shows that reading habits are not dying but
    reading pattern is changing.
  • Though half of the population used for study
    agrees that reading habits are diminishing in the
    digital age but considerable percentage of the
    selected population still have the opinion that
    reading habits are not affected negatively
    affected in digital age.

7
  • Suggestions
  • Reading habits should ne inculcated since the
    primary education level by arranging story time
    library visits etc.
  • Quiz about the library should be arranged during
    the library time.
  • Library Orientation should be done at the
    beginning of the academic years for the fresh
    students.
  • Book collection should be updated regularly.
  • Compulsory reading lecture in the college.
  • Availability of more e-resources in the college
    library.

8
  • Conclusion
  • Changing reading Habits.
  • Inclination to e-reading culture.
  • prefer e-resources for their nature of
    feasibility in referring anywhere at any time.
  • e-resources save lot time of the users .
  • digital age in fact increased our reading limits
    because we can get access to the information at a
    single click .

9
  • Thank You
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