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A study on the effective use of online public access catalogue at the libraries of engineering colleges in Karnataka (India)

@inproceedings{Mulla2009ASO,
  title={A study on the effective use of online public access catalogue at the libraries of engineering colleges in Karnataka (India)},
  author={K. R. Mulla and M. Ch and rashekara},
  year={2009}
}
This paper aims to present the results of a survey conducted to determine the effective use of online public access catalogue (OPAC) at the libraries of engineering colleges in Karnataka. The paper examines the results from a questionnaire-based survey conducted at the libraries of engineering colleges in Karnataka. 1716 samples of the questionnaire was distributed randomly between the staff and students of engineering colleges across Karnataka, out of which 1338 completed and valid… 
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