Information behaviour, Other Management

Information Behaviour:

Briefly, information behaviour means the way users seek information, the way they go about finding it and the way they use it. Again, users' information behaviour has two aspects: verbal and actual. Users' verbal behaviour is what they express, they like and they do. Their actual behaviour at the catalogue, in the stack area, in the reference room or periodicals room could be quite different. Here, they may be using the sources they have never mentioned as their preferences. For example, in spite of consistently getting a lower rank in opinion surveys, title part is still the most common and heavily used component of the library catalogue even in science libraries. Similarly, the information on users' preferences for information sources gathered through opinion surveys is not always validated in citation analyses which would discover what the users have actually used. Thus, actual behaviour could be different from their verbal behaviour. You are already aware that libraries provide different information services. These services are ideally planned after assessing users' information needs. While assessing needs, users' information behaviour is analysed. One set of methods is used for analysing their verbal behaviour and another for analysing their actual behaviour. Now you will understand that we analyse users' actual behaviour in use studies and their verbal behaviour in user studies. Having understood the difference between verbal and actual behaviour and between use and user studies, let us now know in the next sub-section, what different methods are used in these analyses.  

Posted Date: 10/23/2012 8:19:32 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Information behaviour, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Information behaviour, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Information behaviour Discussions

Write discussion on Information behaviour
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Modern Catalogue - evolution of catalogue: The 19 th century was an age of great many codes: Catalogue was considered a finding list with the Bodleian concept of literary uni

Project Name : Recruitment Management System, Dubai- HR Role : Managing & Leading the Team Project Plan, scope etc. Involved in Requirement Gathering, Estimation. Architectu

What are the characteristics of centralised purchasing?

Locus of Control Many people see themselves as very much in control of their lives. From them some see themselves as not being in control of the events which is happening aroun

If you were one of the other foremen, what could you do to make Rajinder’s transition easier?

QUESTION 1 By referring to internal factors of enterprise productivity, discuss how you would improve the productivity of the organization where you are working in? QUESTIO

Title main Entry   In cases, where the Main Entry is to be provided under the title of the work as per the Rules of AACR-2R, the skeleton entry looks slightly different. The Ti

Question: (a) In what way does e_banking differ from traditional banking in terms of its services they offer? Provide suitable examples where necessary. (b) List and explai

Rajender Kumar was a production worker at competent Motors Limited (CML) which made components and accessories for the automotive industry. He had worked at CML for almost seven ye

Question 1: (a) Describe five main benefits of e-business to businesses, consumers, and society. (b) Using appropriate examples, describe the different types of dynamic pri