A Study on Information Seeking Behaviour of Faculty Members of Private Engineering Colleges in and Around Chennai, Tamil NaduAuthor : P.Balasubramanian and G.Ramasamy
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2012 pp 47-50
The purpose of this study is to investigate the information needs, seeking behavior, purpose of seeking information and barriers met during seeking information by the faculty members working in private engineering colleges in and around Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The questionnaire was distributed randomly those who are working in private engineering colleges. Among 600 faculty members 504 respondents responded. Analysis showed that majority of the faculty members prefers World Wide Web as main source for accesing of information. 201 faculties visited the library once in a week. Just 19.25% of respondents spend more than half an hour time in the library. 312 respondents depended on the World Wide Web as the main sources for various information. Majority of the staff i.e. 478 respondents seeking information for preparing class notes. 409 respondents are having membership in special library. The faculty faced the common problem while seeking information i.e. unavailability of resources and information overload on gathering information from World Wide Web.
Information Seeking Behavior, Information Gathering