Maya Verma, Sudha Singh
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School of Studies in Library and Information Science
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
M P Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai.
Volume - 10,
Issue - 1,
Year - 1997
Cite this article:
Verma and Singh (1997). Information Need and Seeking Behaviour of The Faculties In The Engineering Colleges of Durg District In Chhattisgarh State A Study. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: Science), 10(1), pp.33-41.
Information Need and Seeking Behaviour of The Faculties In The
Engineering Colleges of Durg District In Chhattisgarh State: A Study
Verma and Sudha Singh
of Studies in Library and Information Science,
Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.
P Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai
Abstract: This study investigates the information
needs and seeking behaviour of the faculties in Engineering College of Durg
District. The purpose of this study is to identify the information channels
used by the faculty member, information sources preferred by them, methods
employed for getting the needed information from central library, adequacy of
library collection in order to fulfill their information needs and their
library use pattern. A questionnaire was distributed to 140 faculty members
working in Engineering Colleges and 128 filled-in questionnaires were returned,
giving an overall response rate 91.4 %. It was found that respondents used
various sources for acquiring the needed information. Books were identified as
the most preferred source for teaching and research purpose, followed by
journals & internet services. Respondents preferred to first consult their personal collection before resorting to
other information providing sources and agencies. On the whole respondents
perceived central library collection, services and facilities are more or less
adequate to meet their information needs effectively.
Information behaviour, Information needs, Information channels
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