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Title: Information seeking behaviour of Indonesian agriculturalists working in government research institutes
Author: Somadikarta, Lini B.
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1990
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1.1.Reasons for undertaking the study Information plays an a important role in research projects, because scientists and technologists need information to support their research . For the last 40 years librarians and information scientists have tried to assess scientists' or technologists' information needs so that better information services can be provided to them. Different methods have been used to identify information needs, as it was realised that there are some some factors which influence the scientists' or technologists' information need. According to Lin & Garvey (1972) the most important factor which influences the scientist's or technologist's information needs is the type of work he is engaged in. Paisley (1968) stressed the importance of the systems which touch every aspect of the scientist's or technologist's work and that he stands at the centre of the systems. To interpret data on information needs and uses one cannot ignore those systems. Once the needs have been identified what steps does the scientist or technologist take to fulfil the need, and what factors affect his searching behaviour? According to Wilson (1981), the scientist or technologist will be in contact with a variety of information systems. consists of two subsystems: 1 An information system - a mediator: human being; - technology: combination of techniques, tools and machines. The information systems have access to what Wilson called as embodiments of knowledge, which may be documents or living people.
Supervisor: Whitehall, TA Sponsor: Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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