INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF TEACHERS OF ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN CAPITAL CITY OF ODISHA: A CASE STUDY

Abstract

Author(s): Rabindra K Mahapatra, Dillip K Swain, Kamal Lochan Jena

The information needs of the users of libraries of engineering colleges have become complex and
problematic due to the tremendous publications and interdisciplinary researches that are being promoted at the
level of higher education. The librarians working in these institutions need to pay sincere attention to acquire
appropriate and need based literature in these subjects to the utmost satisfaction of their academic staff and
students. In this critical situation, librarians should have a clear understanding of their users’ needs and their
information seeking behavior. This paper examines the information seeking behavior of teachers of engineering
colleges in Bhubaneswar, Odisha by exploring into the practicality of usage of information resources with findings
that are vital for promoting information systems and services for academic excellence of the respective institutions
in future..

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