The ‘Information seeking behaviour development in an academic institution’ is a two-study which combines a study on reading habits together with another on the use of Print Book, Internet, and Other sources for academic work and pleasure. Reading ability is a critical success factor in any intellectual endeavour. It promotes quick and good understanding of issues. It lays solid foundation for a sound information seeking behaviour. However, the conditions prevailing in Africa and Ghana, in particular, militate against the promotion of effective reading habits. Hence the study examines some core elements that nurture effective reading habits and information seeking behaviour. Sample size of 217 and 200 of undergraduates students were used respectively for the first and the second survey study. Current study, to update the research, explores the use of Print Book, Internet and Other sources by the respondents for academic work on the one hand and pleasure on the other. The result and its implications were thoroughly discussed. This study blends theory and practice; it is a useful book for students, teachers, counsellors, researchers and parents.
This book investigates the role of self-efficacy beliefs in the information-seeking behaviour of high school students in Mauritius. Over the years, much research seems to have been carried out on students' self-efficacy beliefs in the field of education and psychology but yet, little seems to have been carried out in the field of information-seeking. In Mauritius, there appears to be no academic literature available in the area of self-efficacy and information-seeking despite the growing importance of both aspects. Both self-efficacy and information-seeking would help in terms of our students' academic success and in predicting academic performances. This book will amongst other benefits, provide guidance to teachers, librarians, academics and researchers alike on issues pertaining to the development of students' self-efficacy in information-seeking and in gaining further insight into students' information-seeking practices.
Information seeking behaviour is a multifaceted activity, requiring access to varied information resources to deal with work-related, personal, and social information problems. Information-seeking behaviour refers to strategies for locating information, and has three elements: people, information, and systems. The K. N. G. D. Modi Engineering College, library has been providing effective services to the faculty members. Most of the users are satisfied with the services provided by the library and the study focuses that there is a good application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the library. Information-seeking behaviour differs from one discipline to another and from one institution or library to another. Library information systems, however, must be capable of handling the complex information need and demands of faculty members, researchers etc.
The study of information seeking behaviour of faculty members especially in developing countries has been a significant and eventful issue from last few decades. The reasons have been the growth of information. The current ambit of information atmosphere is rich, characterized by an explosion of information sources and providers, a multiplicity of methods for accessing information and a redundancy of content from multiple sources. Developments in information and communication technologies have been responsible for information explosion. Due to the information explosion the faculty members face many difficulties to locate, evaluate, use and communicate information. It is assumed that the faculty members gather information from different sources. Many electronic resources are now available and the increase in information available on the web has affected information seeking behaviour. Thus information seeking behaviour is the purposive seeking for information as a consequence of a need to satisfy some goal.
Large numbers of books are already in existence on this topic. The one thing we can be sure of is that the world that will emerge from the present era will be the era of information and knowledge revolution. Many electronic resources are available in the library. The increase in information available on the Web has affected information seeking behavior. Inquisitive nature of human beings has made them curious to seek information. Information seeking behavior, therefore, involves personal reasons for seeking information and the ways and sources from that the required information can be had. In other words it refers to the way people search for and utilize information. An attempt has been made in this paper to study the information seeking behaviours of B.Tech and M.B.B.S. students in Lucknow, U.P.
The basic supposition of the circular model of information seeking behaviour is that information seeking of individual begins in the course of their daily practice or activities which prompted information gap as a result of their demographic factors. This information gap in form of needs resulted in seeking for information to fill in the gap within the information environment (i.e. library, information centres, schools, organisations, communities, and internet/electronic resources) which in turn gave rise to an information search process. The information search process was divided into two i.e. active search process mainly through printed information format (books, journals etc) and passive search process through electronic format (such as media, audiovisual and internet). Notably, the information seeking behaviour was greatly influenced by a number of interacting variables, which could ultimately affect the outcome in the form of information seeking activities. Furthermore, any of the components of the model can occur simultaneously, thus representing the true complexity of information seeking behaviour in circular process.
Today, Information and Communication Technology has developed rapidly and has had a huge impact on access to information and on information seeking behaviour. Library staff must know and examine the criteria of information seeking and information used by the users for providing information services, designing new information systems, intervening in the operation of existing systems, or planning in service programmes. This book provides the status of Information and Communication Technology in commerce college libraries in Mumbai. The kind of information do faculty and students seek? Methods used, Information and Communication Technology used by the faculty and students in seeking information. The problems of seeking information and how it can be solved. Type of communication channels used to gather latest information; the sources of information used in performing specific research activities; and duration of the time spent in browsing and reading literatures by faculty and students. The present book offers elegant study on information seeking behaviour of faculty and students among commerce colleges in Mumbai in the changing (Information and Communication Technology) environment.
The present era is the era of information and knowledge revolution. Many electronic resources are available in the library. The increase in information available on the web has affected information seeking behaviour. Innumerable types of information, in a large variety of containers and in many different locations, are all available in one place. In the modern society, the types of information and the media, which present them, have become manifold and multifarious, offering people a vast selection. It is a universal assumption that man was born innocent or ignorant and should actively seek knowledge. Information seeking is thus a natural and necessary mechanism of human existence. Information seeking behaviour is the purposive seeking for information as a consequence of a need to satisfy some goal
This book is a reward of the research on the impact of electronic information seeking behavior of agriculture scientists engaged in research and teaching activities. A extensive survey has been done by the author of all the ICAR Institute in Uttar Pradesh, a heartland of India.This book is quite useful for researchers and students indulge in research activity related to information seeking behavior.
The research project establishes between the Library use patterns that were imparted to students through the user education programme information seeking strategies that were exhibited by the students in the Faculty of Arts. The research was informed by Wilson 1996 model of Information seeking. The research will go a long way in providing a platform for research and finding lasting solutions to maximize and balance library resource use in university libraries. The research was triggered by low use of information use sources. The research was therefore carried to find out information seeking behavior, information sources preferred, problems encountered in accessing GZU library sources, and to suggest strategies of improving GZU information seeking behavior
Due to information revolution, there is an unprecedented demand for storing, organising, disseminating and accessing information. Although a large number of sophisticated retrieval tools are developing, yet difficulties are faced in locating the relevant information. The present study of information seeking behaviour of fraternity of J&K Universities (INDIA) in internet era tries to identify the need for net based information and the difficulties faced in the techniques followed. The rapid development of using internet in libraries and information centres has made a need to study about the search requirements and search habits of internet users. With the introduction of orientation and advance information literacy programs internet resources can be utilized more effectively. Significant changes have taken place but more is required to be done in this regard.
Modern organisations whether corporate, governmental or academic thrive on information as is a key resource. In an academic setting, students’ information systems are essential and used for the management of current student enrolments in the institution as well as those who have passed out of the system but who continue to request referrals from their former institutions. This work focuses on developing an efficient web-based students’ records management system which can ensure quick and accurate information retrieval for the consumption of both students and staff in the academic community. Existing systems were reviewed, a design was proposed for the new system and implementation was carried out. The system has a backend system that is based on Microsoft SQL Server and a frontend which employs html compatible tools. A case study of the Redeemer’s University Students’ Information System was undertaken.
This book is useful in many ways. It shows how the information seeking behavior is different from the other professional groups. Besides, this study also explore the information seeking patterns of various categories of journalists. The chapter of contribution of newspaper libraries in news making is also discussed. The book is specially designed to cater to the information needs of students of Journalism and library professionals. This book is also discussed the various sources required and used by the journalists in their day to day work. Also discussed the information requirement of the various categories of journalists. It is felt that this book would be helpful to initiate further studies so that more empirical data is available to professionals to enable them to serve the journalists more effectively and efficiently. It is hoped that this book would be useful for the students of journalism, media libraries, working journalists, librarians, researchers of Library and Information Science etc. The author hope, the students and, researchers of Library and Information Science and Journalism will find this text more useful.
In this information age there is so much of information being generated that we are confronted with growth of information, which leads to information explosion, exponential information pollution. Due to this information explosion or information pollution the people are confused about the information need, information access and information sources. Again information access varies from person to person according to their needs. The concept Information seeking behaviour involves personal reasons for seeking information, the kinds of information which are being sought, and the ways and sources with which needed information is being sought. This book provides adequate knowledge regarding the information seeking behaviour, its different models and a case study of college library users in this digital era. This book will be extremely useful for the under graduate, post-graduate students, research scholars, information scientists, library professionals, librarians and faculty members. This book will also be valuable additions to the college and university libraries of India and abroad.
The aim of this study was to study the ISB of the forestry scientists working at the PFI, Peshawar by using survey method. Questionnaire along with the Interviews were used to collect the data. Relevant statistics have been used for data analysis by using SPSS. The result showed forestry scientists used a variety of information sources and the main motivation for seeking information by this group was their interest in personal development, conducting research, and keeping them up to date. Top three commonly used information sources were books, journals, newspapers and magazines. Concerning communication channels, interpersonal communication with colleagues, academic staff at PFI, and attending professional conferences were ranked as the three top channels. Majority of respondents reported lack of electronic information resources, up to date material, and difficulty in accessing international information as the main barriers in their information seeking. In-service training courses on information searching would be useful to improve their ISB.provision of adequate library facilities will not only motivate them but also revamp their performance in information seeking.