Shivshankar Ghumre


The objective of the present study is to highlight college library services in Marathwada, Maharashtra, India. It includes technical processing, circulation, periodical, reference, book-bank services and IT based services as well as modernization of the library. The present study has various aspects. One of them is the assessment of the present status of college libraries and services in Maharashtra, India and to find out need for change, to suggest practical solutions to the prevailing problems of the college libraries with the help of the questionnaire method, the questionnaire was sent to all 116 NAAC accredited Arts, Commerce and Science colleges along with self addressed duly stamped envelope with return postage by the researcher in the month of October 2012. The respondents were asked to return the questionnaire within 15 days. Out of 116 only 80 (68.97%) questionnaires were received within a month.


College Libraries, Library Services, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, NAAC

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