Utilization of ICT Services in Academic Libraries of Assam Engineering College and Jorhat Engineering College: A Comparative Study
Keywords:Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Information Technology, Library & Information Centers, Library & Information Professional, ICT services, OPAC, Cloud computing service
The purpose of this paper is to find out the level of use and implementation of Information Communication Technology in College Library. The study is based on selected engineering college of Assam i.e. Assam Engineering College and Jorhat Engineering College. The study also shows how the user is connected through ICT. This paper discusses changing dynamics of user community approach to information seeking and their dynamic behavior to information needs and search, which invariably point towards emerging technologies like social media tools and other open source software to make library services responsive. This paper shows that college library is providing Web-OPAC or Mobile OPAC for data sharing and whether they have used union catalogue system for data entry or not and that what kinds of problems LIS Professionals faced while utilizing the Library management software. The both libraries used these kinds of ICT tools or not as like computer, scanner, printer, photocopier, etc. But some tools don’t use in JEC library, viz.; DVD’s, CD-ROM’s, PowerPoint, MS-Word, adobe Photoshop etc.
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