Problems in Utilizing LIS Resources: A Perspective of LIS Students


Abstract

A multitude of content is generated by library and information science professionals. On the other hand LIS students struggle to find content which meets curricular needs. It becomes important to understand the issues being faced by LIS students while consulting their required documents. Similarly it is also important to understand the various factors that motivate LIS students to select any document for meeting their academic needs. The aim of this paper is to examine the issues faced by LIS students while consulting books and journals and to identify the factors which motivate them for selecting any document. The present study is a survey-based work in which the data was collected using a structured questionnaire. The result of the study revealed some major issues faced by LIS students while consulting books and journals and factors motivating selection of documents for study.

Keywords

Academic Libraries, Book Selection, Motivating Factors, Reading Preferences

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