Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of College Teachers in Morigaon District: A Case StudyAuthor : J. J. Thabah and Hirak Jyoti Hazarika
Volume 7 No.2 July-December 2017 pp 22-28
This study explores Information needs and information seeking behavior of college teachers in Morigaon Districts. A total of 235 questionnaire were distributed to the teachers of all colleges, out of which 120 were returned six colleges in Morigaon District. This study reveals that majority of college teacher are research information before preparing the lecture. The study also revealed that in spite of having access to modern and up-to-date digital information sources, most respondents still preferred using printed materials. Nonetheless, CD-ROM was the most utilized IT based source. For the Internet-based information sources and applications, e-mail was the most popular while other applications were used infrequently. This study also found that majority of college teachers faced once or more constraints while collecting their information.
Information needs, Information seeking behavior, College teachers, Libraries, Internet, and Morigaon.