Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

The Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour : A Study On Faculty Members Of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Dr. V. Dhana Raju , M. HimaBindu


The 21st century witnessed that the concept of Information Needs and Information Behaviour is predictable as a vivacious foundation requisite for the change and expansion of people in the technological era. The word information needs are frequently cast off and comprehended as people craving to trace and acquire information needs and behaviour to satisfy either conscious or unconscious requirements and desires. It is necessary to become a basic need to survive in our daily life activities. The information needs and behaviour is the currently preferred term used to describe the many ways in which society interacts with information, in specific, the ways in which people pursue and apply the information. It will help in avoiding the crude method or replication of any research study. It is also the motive and stimulate the hypotheses and thought process of the researchers and any users, particularly the faculty of universities and colleges. It is highly necessary and mainly to help the library sciences for development of all other sciences and keep them in the current scenario. There are three important categories i.e., the topic, the domain and the purpose are the participants intended to use the useful information. The current study focuses on the information needs and seeking behaviour of faculty members of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The researcher selected and used a questionnaire instrument for evaluating the opinion of university faculty members regarding information. The data collected from the 90 faculty members are selected as sample respondents and collected data statically analysed. The study reveals the facts and found that teeming information, low internet speed, and poor support from the library technical staff and departmental staff while researchers seeking information.

Pages: 8895-8912

Keywords: Information Needs; predictable; comprehend; replication; hypotheses; scenario; participants; questionnaire; evaluating.

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