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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Awareness and Usage of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) by Students and Faculty Members: A Case Study

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Author L. Asokan, S. Dhanavandan
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 227-231
Volume No. 6
Issue No. 4
Issue Date May 1, 2015
Publishing Date May 1, 2015
Keywords OPAC, Online public access catalogue, Library automation, Effective usage


Abstract

This paper aims to present the results of a study conducted to conclude the effective use of online public access catalogue (OPAC) at the library of Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering in Chennai The paper examines the result from a questionnaire-based survey conducted at the central library. Nearly 200 questionnaires were distributed to the staff and students, out of which 172 filled questionnaires (86 %) were received after duly filled for analysis. The results of the study reveal that a significant number of users search information regarding the library material through OPAC. Inadequate the systems were found to be the major reason for not utilizing of OPAC.
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