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Author(s): Maya Verma, Sudha Singh

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Address: School of Studies in Library and Information Science
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
M P Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai.

Published In:   Volume - 10,      Issue - 1,     Year - 1997


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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

Maya Verma and Sudha Singh

School of Studies in Library and Information Science,

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.

M 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.

Key words:   Information behaviour, Information needs, Information channels

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