Information Seeking Behaviour in ICT Environment among Users in Karnataka State Agricultural University Libraries: A Study
Author(s): Shiva Krishna S.D, Adithya Kumari H
This study investigates the impact of information communication technology on information seeking behaviors of users in state Agricultural University libraries in Karnataka. For the present study a well structured questionnaire has been formulated and distributed among the students, research scholars and faculty members of Agricultural Universities in Karnataka in order to ascertain the impact of information communication technology on information seeking behaviors of users i.e. library membership, time spent on ISB activities, problems faced while seeking information, purposes of seeking information, information seeking habits relevant to academic work, sources most convenient for information seeking, opinion about necessity of training for using electronic (ICT) resources, opinion about direct influence of ICT on study, teaching, research and extension activities, use of ICT based digital resources compare to traditional print resources. The outcome and suggestions of the study would be beneficial to take appropriate measures to improve ISB with the aid of ICT.