Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2017

Citation

APA

Abstract

Information seeking is a form of human behavior that involves seeking for information by means of the active examination of information sources or information retrieval systems to satisfy the information need or to solve a problem. This study explores the information seeking behavior of visually impaired students in Maulana Azad Library, AMU. The purpose of the study is to examine the information seeking behavior of visually impaired students in Maulana Azad Library, AMU. A well structured schedule (Performa containing assets of questions) was designed and administered among the visually impaired students. The schedules were also supplemented by informal interviews. The study shows that most of the users (77.5%) seeking information for their career development. The highest percentage of the users uses audio books as information source and found them fairly accessible but face difficulties also because of lack of computers with screen reader software. More than half of the users (52.5%) are satisfied with the overall functioning of the library.

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