Information-seeking behaviour of university teachers in Sri Lanka in the field Management Studies

Karunarathna, Ananda Information-seeking behaviour of university teachers in Sri Lanka in the field Management Studies., 2008 [Preprint]

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Studying the information-seeking behaviour of users is very important for librarians and information services providers while planning and designing information services for their clientele. Information-seeking patterns can vary according to the user’s educational background, subject disciplines, psychological environment, personal relations in the library and the setting of the library. Demand for information in the field of management studies has increased due to the improvement of managerial participation in both government-sector and private-sector industries. A number of universities have established separate departments for conducting courses on Management Studies and the libraries of these universities too have given emphasis to providing the information required in the field of Management Studies. In this context, this study explores the nature of the information-seeking behavior of users who are engaged in teaching and learning management disciplines in the universities of Sri Lanka. The findings made in this study reveal that the resource collections in the university libraries are not qualitatively and quantitatively adequate to fulfill the demands experienced in Management Studies. IT-related facilities and document delivery facilities should be developed while improving awareness progrrmmes for users.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Information behaviour Information Management Library Science
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
F. Management.
C. Users, literacy and reading.
Depositing user: J.J.G. Arachchige
Date deposited: 06 Jan 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12699

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