Awareness and Use of Online Discussion Forums and Mailing Lists among Library Professionals in the Kerala University Library System
The study explores the awareness and use of online discussion forums and mailing lists among library professionals in the library system of University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. A structured questionnaire survey was carried out on a population of 105 library professionals in the Kerala University Library. The findings indicate that the majority of library professionals prefer LIS Links and the second preference was to for LIS Forum. The study proves that these type of forums and mailing lists play a very influential role in the development of library community. The study recommends hat keeping in view the increasing number of different type of library professionals and their varied requirements, new forums and mailing lists should be started separately related to library automation, digital library, open source software and so on.