Information

  • ICT and Information

    Sources of Information

    Introduction- Literature of a Subject is its Foundation. It represents a record of achievements of human race. Literature is diverse, Complex and multilingual in nature. It is becoming more and more inter-disciplinary. It is growing at a fast pace. In sciences, it is almost doubling itself in every very few years according to some studies. In social Sciences, it is doubling at the rate of…

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  • Marketing of Information Products and Services of the University Libraries

    1. Introduction: Libraries are facing serious competition from commercial information services providers which essentially use the resources available from libraries and analyze and repackage the same for customized use by the clients and online resources are emerging in a big way that will question the role and form of libraries in future. In the competitive information environment, information is being recognized as a critical resource…

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  • Open Access: An overview

    Introduction: In recent years, open access (OA) becoming an important subject matter for researchers, academics, librarians, university administrators, funding agencies, government officials, commercial publishers, and learned-society publishers (Roy, Mukhopadhyay & Subal, 2012). Open access literature can be applied to all forms of published research output, including scholarly journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters and monographs (Schopfel, 2013; Suber, 2011; Meredith, 2012). One of the…

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  • Information Seeking Behaviour Models: An Overview

    Information Seeking: A model may be described as a framework for thinking about a problem and may evolve into a statement of the relationships among theoretical propositions. Most models in the general field of information behaviour are of the former variety: they are statements, often in the form of diagrams that attempt to describe an information-seeking activity, the causes and consequences of that activity, or…

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  • Information Needs

    The study of information needs and gathering behaviour dates back to 1948 when Bernal and others presented a paper on scientific information at the 1948 Royal Society conference (Bernal, 1960). During the past 30 years or so, a considerable body of literature has been produced dealing with information needs and information-seeking behaviour of both individuals and groups in a variety of contexts (Anwar, Al-Ansari, and…

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  • Information Gathering

    Introduction: Since the mid-1990s the use of electronic resources has transformed information gathering for academic research. But it has affected subjects in different ways and to different degrees. Where previously finding information in all subjects was based around libraries, Library users studying different subjects now a day’s do not go to library in person, but have convenient access to vast amounts of information from their…

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  • Community Information Needs

    What is Community? Community is the local area in, which people function most completely and directly. Sociologists have defined the community as a local area over which people are using the same language, feelings more or less the same sentiments and acting upon the same attitudes. Most of them today, use the word ‘community’ to refer to such units of social and territorial organizations as…

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  • Community Information Seeking

    Information Seeking Situations and Information Providers: Assessing the information needs of the general public in the community is a difficult process especially with those who are neither aware of library services in the locality nor know about the sources to satisfy their information needs. The identification of this need and the nature and behaviour of its potential users are considered as the two basic aspects…

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  • Community Information Services

    Community Information Service. Though the origin of community information service can be traced back to the end of the 19th century, it became more significant during the crisis of second world war, when men returning from the war to their communities needed advice on their rehabilitation. However, the present phenomenal growth in community information services stems only from the late sixties (Bunch, 1982). Since librarians…

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  • Information seeking behaviour

    Introduction: Communication has become a basic necessity with which life becomes complete and blissful and also it is a process of social interaction through which people are influenced not only by ideas but also attitudes, knowledge and specifically behaviour. Only then can societies grow and develop. As the societies change fast, its masses need communication. This helps them to gain new information to progress with…

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