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Role of Database Management Systems in Selected Engineering Institutions of Andhra Pradesh: An Analytical Survey

  • Kumar, Kutty
  • Received : 2015.08.01
  • Accepted : 2015.11.01
  • Published : 2016.06.30

Abstract

This paper aims to analyze the function of database management systems from the perspective of librarians working in engineering institutions in Andhra Pradesh. Ninety-eight librarians from one hundred thirty engineering institutions participated in the study. The paper reveals that training by computer suppliers and software packages are the significant mode of acquiring DBMS skills by librarians; three-fourths of the librarians are postgraduate degree holders. Most colleges use database applications for automation purposes and content value. Electrical problems and untrained staff seem to be major constraints faced by respondents for managing library databases.

Keywords

Databases;Hardware;Software;Backup;Skills

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