Behavior vis-a-vis information as it bears on problems in library and information services and forms a theoretical and professional base for such services. Diverse contexts of information behavior; processes of information seeking, searching, using, and valuing. Assessment of studies of human information behavior in terms of relevance to library and information services.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The study of Human Information Behaviour (HIB) is emerging as an important component and one of the most complex research areas in the field of Library and Information Science. HIB is a very broad interdisciplinary field that ranges from cognitive psychology to human-computer interaction. As in many emerging research areas, one challenge is to identify important aspects of HIB and understand how different methods can be best used to research a variety of aspects of human information behavior.
“Human information behavior” is studied in a number of disciplines other than information science, such as psychology and sociology. Some areas of research might include different groups:
and any other group you might think of!
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