ICT Impact on ISB of Users in State Agricultural University Libraries in Karnataka: A Study
This study investigates the Information and Communication Technology impact on Information Seeking Behaviors of users in State Agricultural University libraries in Karnataka. For the present study a well structured questionnaire has been formulated and distributed among the postgraduate students, research scholars and faculty members of Agricultural Universities in Karnataka in order to ascertain the impact of information communication technology on information seeking behaviors of users i.e. library visit, time spent on ISB activities, problems faced while seeking information, purposes of seeking information, rating of factors necessitating to seek information regularly, access to e-resources available in Digital Libraries, opinion about necessity of training for using electronic resources and preference of use of information resources. The findings of the study would put light on the important data and insight into the current state of practices of users towards impact of ICT on ISB. The outcome and suggestions of the study would be beneficial for them to take appropriate measures to improve their information seeking pattern.
Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, Information Seeking Behavior, Agricultural University Libraries, Information Seeking Pattern.