Use of Internet-based Information Resources by College Students in Kerala: A Study
Keywords:Information Technology, ICT, Covid-19, Electronic Library, College Library
In Kerala, libraries are shifting towards automation and ICT application. This is more prominent in the case of college libraries. Generally college libraries are positive towards automation and the application of ICT in library operation and services. Application of ICT helps to provide more advanced effective and efficient services in college libraries. The novel corona virus (COVID-19) presented
unique challenges to all the stakeholders of education system especially colleges. The sudden and unexpected outbreak of the virus forced the library professionals, to ascertain ways of working in a rapid time frame like shifting to digital platform wherever possible and to provide adequate remote services to the users. College libraries are using advanced information technology for accessing and retrieving information widely before the epidemic periods like COVID 19.