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Title: Approaches to information seeking by life scientists of Defence Research and Development Organization, India
Authors: Satish Kumar, H T
Gautam, J N
Vijayaraghvan, R
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Analyzes the information needs and information seeking behavior of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientists working in nine life science laboratories in India. Data collected from 443 scientists employing structured questionnaires were analyzed using the latest version of ∑-PLOT. Results revealed that DRDO life science scientists depend greatly on their respective library/information centers. Scientific journals have been ranked at the top for obtaining specific information and keeping up-to-date. Concludes that the working culture of the individual requiring information, the importance placed on getting it, the facilities available for seeking it, the knowledge about these facilities, the judgment of their value and the probability of getting what is wanted affects information seeking behavior.
Page(s): 17-23
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Source:ALIS Vol.58(1) [March 2011]

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