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User Information needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Physics Department at the University of Burdwan
Purpose – The study found on the University of Burdwan physics department faculties and research scholars’ information needs and information seeking behaviour. The purpose is to find out the information needs, source use, satisfaction level, and improvement needs for library infrastructure, sources and services.
Methodology – In this information needs and seeking behaviour study, two sets online questionnaire has been developed to achieve the objective. Only physics faculties and regular registered research scholars (session 2011 – 2020) in the University of Burdwan have been selected as main respondents. Data has been collected using Google form. Online questionnaire have been served through email to all the physics faculty members and one hundred five registered research scholars in the University of Burdwan. The response rates from respondents are 47.62% (faculty) and 64.86% (scholars). The ratio of male – female respondents’ of physics faculty members and scholars are 9:1 and 38:10 respectively.
Findings – The study depicted the physics department faculty members and research scholars’ information needs and information seeking behaviour at the University of Burdwan. Information need and information seeking behaviour of physics department faculty members and regular research scholars was in-depth understanding of the major roles on overall university library development in the angle from the students; purview on Burdwan university library.
Originality/value – The current finding are original and reflected latest observation on the physics department faculties and research scholars’ information-seeking behaviour in the University of Burdwan. The study benefits information Seekers and as well as library policy makers who provide the library collection development and services to the users of the University.