Availability and Use of Computers among College Libraries in Karnataka State


  • Gulbarga University, Department of Library and Information Science, Gulbarga, 585 106, India


Studies the extent of availability and use of computers based on the data collected through questionnaire from 571 out of 931 college libraries in Karnataka State. Only 121 colleges have computers, of which only 45 colleges are using computers for library activities. Orily 14 of 45 college libraries are using the computer readable databases. Concludes that the University Grants Commission, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and Dental Council of India should provide funds for procurement of computers for libraries attached to First Grade, Education and Law, Engineering and Health Science Colleges in India so that libraries will be in a position to computerise and modernise their activities and services.


Computers, College Libraries, Karnataka.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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