Information Retrieval Techniques Used by the Midnapore College (Autonomous) Library Users: A Study

Dutta, Avijit and Das, Subarna Kumar Information Retrieval Techniques Used by the Midnapore College (Autonomous) Library Users: A Study., 2014 . In PLANNER-2014, Dibrugarh University, Assam, September 25-27, 2014. [Conference paper]


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Paper aims to present the results of a survey conducted to determine the information retrieval techniques used by the teachers and students of Midnapore College library, India as a result of the questionnaire-based survey conducted at the library. Out of 100 samples of the questionnaire distributed 93 completed and received for analysis. Study reveals that a significant number of users search information regarding the library material through OPAC despite encountering problems. Lack of basic skills among users was found to be the major reason for not utilizing full features of OPAC and the other reasons are improper query formulation and non use of search operators while surf the web. It is suggested that library should organize quality instruction programmes to improve knowledge and skills of the users.

English abstract

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Information Retrieval, OPAC, Online Information Retrieval
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
Depositing user: Avijit Dutta
Date deposited: 04 Sep 2020 11:19
Last modified: 04 Sep 2020 11:19


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