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Use of Library resources, services and facilities among UG students of Forestry College at Ponnampet, Kodagu District, Karnataka state: A case study.

1. Introduction.

The college was established in the year 1995 in Ponnampet at Kodagu district, Karnataka state. Since the college was establish offers both UG/PG programs. In 1985 to 1994 Forestry science course conducted at UAS, GKVK Bangalore. In 2013 college was affiliated to University of Agricultural and Horticulture Science, Shimoga. It is accredited by Indian council of Forest Research and Education, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The Library is functions as college building. Presently it has 5176 books holdings, including primary periodicals and Newspapers/ magazines were also subscribed. There are 4 Library professionals were working in library.

2. Earlier Studies

A library case study was conducted by various LIS professionals among them a few of them were mention below:

Ananda & others survey on T John College library (2017) (1). Kaur, Amandeep & others were studied DAV University Jalandhar, Punjab (2017) (5). Kiran Kumar studied on University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (2017) (6). Rushmanasab & Others studied Karnataka University library (2015) (3). Onifade, Fehintola Nike & Others studied on Nigerian private university in (2013) (7). Saikia & Others survey on Tezpur University Library in (2013) (8). Hussain, Akhtar & Others conducted survey on Master School of Management Library, Meerut, (U.P.) India (2013) (4) and Gunasekera studied Peradeniya University library in Sri Lanka (2010) (2).

3. Objectives of the study

The following objectives were framed for present study:

* To identify the Gender wise responses to the questionnaire by UG students.

* To determine frequency of visit to library.

* To know the Purpose of visit to Library.

* To understand the mode of access of Information.

* To find out the Level of satisfaction of library resources, services and facilities.

* To understand the Orientation programme require for Internet access to the students and

* To suggests suitable measure for further improvement of library resources, services and facilities.

4. Scope and Limitations of the study.

Forestry Science College at Ponnampet, Kodagu District in Karnataka is selected for the study. There are 140 UG students were studying college. 140 Questionnaires were distributed for all UG students. 105 students were returned filled questionnaires.

5. Method of research.

A survey method was adopted for the present study. Questionnaire as a tool were used for data collection. The collected data were analyzed, tabulated and discussion according to the objectives of the study.

6. Data Analysis and Interpretation

Table 1 describes the number of questionnaires distributed and response received from UG students. There are 140 questionnaires were distributed. Out of which 105 (75%) filled questionnaires were received back from the students.

Table 2 depicts Gender wise responses to the Questionnaires. There are 55 (52.38%) Male students were response to the questionnaire. Followed by 50 (47.62%) were Female Students.

Table 3 deals with Frequency of visit to Library by students. The table shows 69 (65.71%) students visit to library daily. 23 (21.91%) students visited thrice in a week. Followed by Once in a week with 07 (6.67%), students Twice in a week with 03 (2.86%), Occasionally with 02 (1.90%) and Once in a month with 1 (0.95%) student.

Table 4 depicts the purpose of visit to library by the students. The study reveals that 59 (56.19%) students visit to library for the purpose of Borrow and Return Books. 13 (12.39%) students visited to library to writing assignment. Followed by access E-Resources with 12 (11.43%), updating Subject knowledge with 12 (11.43%), for Entertainment with 04 (3.81%), Reading newspapers/magazines with 03 (2.85%).

Tables 5 examine on mode access of information by the students. The findings of the study shows that 59 (56.19%) students access the information through on library shelves. 36 (34.28%) students access information through assistance with library staff. 07 (6.67%) students access information through Classification and Only 03 (2.86%) students accessed information through Catalogue.

Tables 6 indicate on level of satisfaction of library collections. There are 89 (84.76%) student says satisfactory of Text Books. Followed by Newspapers/ Magazines with 83 (79.04%), Reference Books with 73 (69.52%), Stories, Novels/Fiction with 64 (60.95%), Thesis and dissertations with 58 (55.23%) and majority 93 (88.58%) students expressed on not satisfactory on CD ROM collections.

Table 7 shows students Opinion on library Services. Majority 94 (89.52%) students satisfied with Reprographic services, followed by 11 (10.48%) students were not satisfied with Reprographic services. 92 (87.61%) students are satisfied with Circulation services. Followed by 13 (12.39%) students are not satisfied. 90 (85.71%) students satisfied with Reference services. Only 15 (14.29%) students are not satisfied. 33 (32.35%) students were satisfied with the Bibliography services. 72 (68.58%) were not satisfied with Bibliography services. 83 (79.05%) were not satisfied with ILL services and 22 (20.95%) students were says satisfied. 100 (100%) students satisfied with Internet services and only 05 (4.77%) not satisfied.

Table 8 examine on opinion on to conduct of orientation programme on Internet services. There are 70 (66.67%) students expressed not require of orientation programme for access of Internet. Followed by 35 (33.33%) students are expressed that they require orientation programme.

Table 9 examine on physical facilities in library. There are 102 (97.14%) students were satisfied with Furniture/Equipment facilities. 98 (93.33%) students satisfied with Toilet maintaince. 97 (92.38%) students are satisfied with Drinking water facilities, lighting facilities with 95 (90.47%), 94 (89.52%) students satisfied on seat arrangement and Cleanliness with 90 (85.71%) students expressed satisfactory opinion on cleanliness.

7. Recommendations and Conclusion

The following recommendations were made by some students.

* Subscription of Text Books, Reference books and G. K Books.

* Provision of ILL services.

* More computers are to be purchase.

* Borrowing books are to be enhanced and

* A few students suggested to offers orientation program for Internet access.

Conclusion

Libraries procure both print and electronic resources in order to meet students requirements. Majority of students are expressed satisfied with library collections, services and facilities except Bibliographic services and ILL services. Therefore it is recommended for improve those services.

References

(1.) Ananda S.K., Tejashwini B., Akshatha A.K & Jagdeesh G.E (2017) Use and Awareness of Electronic Information Resources among UG & PG Students of T John College, Bangalore: A Study. International Journal of Library and Information Studies, 7 (1), 20-25.

(2.) Gunasekera, Chamani (2010) Students Usage of an academic Library: a user survey conducted at the Main Library University of Peradeniya. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 14 (1), 43-60.

(3.) Gurikar, Rushmanasab & Gurikar, Razaksab (2015) Use of Library Resources and Services by Karanatak University Research Scholars: A Case Study. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 53 (5), 361-367.

(4.) Hussain, Akhtar & Kumar, Krishna (2013) Utilization of Information Resources and Services of the Master School of Management Library: A Study. International journal of library science, 9 (3), 40-56.

(5.) Kaur, Amandeep and Singh, jagjit (2017) Use of Library Resources and Services by the Library Users: A Case Study of DAV University Jalandhar (Punjab). SRELS journal of information management, 54 (3).

(6.) Kiran Kumar, G (2017) Use of Information resources and services available in the library by the postgraduate students and research scholars of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad: A study. International Journal of Digital Library Services, 7 (3), 1-12.

(7.) Onifade, Fehintola Nike & others (2013) Library resources and service utilization by postgraduate students in a Nigerian private university. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 5 (9), 289-294.

(8.) Saikia, Mukesh & Gohain, Anjan (2013) Use and user's satisfaction in library resources and services: A study in Tezpur University (India). International Journal of Library and Information Science, 5 (6), 167-175.

(9.) http://uahs.in/portfolio_page/university-librarian/ (Browsed on the date of 25/09/2018).

(10.) http://uahs.in/forestry-college-ponnampet/ (Browsed on the date of 25/09/2018).

Shivappa C R (1)

Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Bangalore University, JB Campus, Bangalore--56. Email: shivucr3@gmail.com

Prof. M. Veerabasavaiah [2]

Chairman and Professor, Department of Library and Information Science Bangalore University, JB Campus, Bangalore--56. Emil: vrbasavaiah@gmail.com
Table 1: Questionnaires distributed and response received from UG
students.

Degree         Questionnaire   Response     %
                distributed    received

UG Students         140          105       75

Table 2: Gender wise response to Questionnaires.

S. No       Gender     Number of       %
                      respondents

1            Male          55        52.38
2           Female         50        47.62
Total                     105        100.00

Table 3: Frequency of visit to Library.

S. No      Frequency of visit    Number of      %
           to library           respondents

1          Daily                    69        65.71
2          Twice in a week          03         2.86
3          Thrice in a week         23        21.91
4          Once a week              07         6.67
5          Once in a month          01         0.95
6          Occasionally             02         1.90
Total                               105       100.00

Table 4: Purpose of visit to Library.

S. No          Purpose of library visit          Number of      %
                                                respondents

1        To Borrow/ Return Books                    59        56.19
2        For writing assignment                     13        12.39
3        To updating Subject knowledge              12        11.43
4        To access E--Resources                     12        11.43
5        For Entertainment                          04         3.81
6        To Reading Magazines and Newspapers        03         2.85
7        To update General Knowledge                02         1.90
         Total                                      105       100.00

Table 5: Mode of access Information.

S. No       Mode of access information      Number of      %
                                           respondents

1            Through library shelves           59        56.19
2         Assistance with library staff        36        34.28
3             Through Classification           07         6.67
4               Through Catalogue              03         2.86
                      Total                    105       100.00

Table 6: Level of satisfaction of library Collections.

S. No        Library collections      Satisfactory   Not Satisfactory

1                Text Books            89(84.76%)       16(15.24%)
2           Newspapers/ Magazines      83(79.04%)       22(20.95%)
3              Reference Books         73(69.52%)       32(30.48%)
4         Stories, Novels, Fictions    64(60.95%)       41(39.05%)
5         Thesis and dissertations     58(55.23%)       47(44.77%)
6            CD ROM Collections        12(11.42%)       93(88.58%)

Table 7: Opinion on library Services

S. No      Library Services        Satisfactory   Not satisfactory

1          Circulation services     92(87.61%)       13(12.39%)
2          Reference services       90(85.71%)       15(14.29%)
4          ILL services             22(20.95%)       83(79.05%)
5          Bibliography             33(32.35%)       72(68.58%)
6          Reprographic services    94(89.52%)       11(10.48%)
7          Internet services       100(95.23%)       05(4.77%)

Table 8: Opinion on requirement of Orientation programme on Internet.

S. No     Answer   Number of respondents     %

1          Yes              35             33.33
2           No              70             66.67
          Total             105            100.00

Table 9: level of satisfaction of physical facilities in Library.

S. No       Physical facilities       satisfactory   Not satisfactory

1           Furniture/Equipment       102(97.14%)       03(2.86%)
2           Lighting facilities        95(90.47%)       10(9.53%)
3       Seat arrangement in library    94(89.52%)       11(10.48%)
4               Cleanliness            90(85.71%)       15(14.29%)
5             Drinking water           97(92.38%)       08(7.62%)
6                 Toilet               98(93.33%)       07(6.67%)

Fig 1. Gender wise response to Questionnaire.

Male     55 (52.38%)
Female   50 (47.62%)

Note: Table made from bar graph.

Fig 2, Frequency of visit to Library

Daily               69 (65.71%)
Twice in a week      3 (2.86%)
Thrice in a week    23 (21.91%)
Once a week          7 (6.67%)
Once in a month      1 (0.95%)
Occasionally         2 (1.90%)

Note: Table made from bar graph.

Fig 3, Purpose of visit to Library

To Borrow/Return Books     59 (56.19%)
For writing assignment     13 (12.39%)
To updating Subject ...    12 (11.43%)
For Entertainment           4 (3.81%)
To Reading Magazines ...    3 (2.85%)
To update General ...       2 (1.90%)

Note: Table made from bar graph.

Fig 4, Mode of access Information.

Through library shelves          59 (56.19%)
Through Classification           36 (34.28%)
Assistance with library staff     7 (6.67%)
Through print Catalogue           3 (2.86%)

Note: Table made from pie chart.

Fig 5, Level of satisfaction of library collections.

                             Satisfactory    Not Satisfactory

Text Books                    86 (84.76%)       16 (15.24%)
Newspapers/Magazines          83 (79.04%)       22 (20.95%)
Reference Books               73 (69.52%)       32 (30.48%)
Stories, Novels, Fictions     64 (60.95%)       41 (39.05%)
Thesis and dissertations      58 (55.23%)       47 (44.77%)
CD ROM Collections            12 (11.42%)       93 (88.58%)

Note: Table made from pie chart.

Fig 6, Opinion on library Services.

                         satisfactory    Not satisfactory

Circulation services      92 (87.61%)      13 (12.39%)

Reference services        90 (85.71%)      15 (14.29%)

ILL services              22 (20.95%)      83 (79.05%)

Bibliograghy services     33 (32.35%)      72 (68.58%)

Reprographic services     94 (89.52%)      11 (10.48%)

Internet services         100 (95.23%)     5 (4.77%)

Note: Table made from bar graph.

Fig 7, Opinion on requirement of Orientation programme on Internet.

No     70 (66.67%)
Yes    35 (33.33%)

Note: Table made from pie chart.

Fig 8, level of satisfaction physical facilities in Library.

                               satisfactory    Not satisfactory

Furniture/Equipment            102 (97.14%)        3 (2.86%)
Lighting facilities             95 (90.47%)       10 (9.53%)
Seat arrangement in library     94 (89.52%)       11 (10.48%)
Cleanliness                     90 (85.71%)       15 (14.29%)
Drinking water                  97 (92.38%)        8 (7.62%)
Toilet                          98 (93.33%)        7 (6.67%)

Note: Table made from bar graph.
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