The Impact and Efficiency of Electronic Libraries in Various Districts of Punjab, Pakistan

Ehsan Bhutta, Yasir Rasool, Chaudhary Abdul Rehman

The present research study was conducted with the aim to assess and
analyze the impact of electronic libraries (EL) by using usability criteria
which include consistency, efficiency, learning and satisfaction in digital
learning and reading stimulus among the general public and youth in
specific. The structural equation modeling (SEM) of variables like
effectiveness (EEF), efficiency (EFT), learning ability (LER) and
performance & satisfaction (PES) was followed by research design.
Survey was conducted in divisional headquarters of the Punjab province
to collect data. The population was N=270 persons from 9 out of 20
districts having EL facilities. The findings revealed that E-Libraries have
a positive correlation between productivity, effectiveness, learning and
success. Performance, efficacy and learning capacity had a substantial and
positive influence on user’s satisfaction. The study found that the
provision of a conducive atmosphere that ensures productivity,
effectiveness and learning capacity plays a vital role in enhancing
performance of EL. It is proposed that we follow more efficient and
dynamic methods in order to support the concept of EL for promotion of
culture of digital learning philosophy among the public.

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