Information is very important to every aspect of today’s information society
or human being. The process of information acquiring, using and
implementing information are known as information seeking behavior. In
the case of academicians, researchers and students it is even more important
because they all need right and update information for their research need.
Information seeking behavior is a broad term, it involves a set of actions that
takes by individuals or groups to show their information need, seek
information, check & select the information to fulfill their requirement or
information needs. As Wilson describes Information seeking is a term
describing the ways individuals seek, evaluate, select, and use information.
In the course of seeking new information, the individual may interact with
different people, analog tools, and computer-based information systems.
According to Wilson (1999, 2000), information-seeking behavior includes "those
activities a person may engage in when identifying their own needs for information,
searching for such information in any way, and using or transferring that information."
Kakai, et al., (2004) have defined information-seeking behavior as an individual's way
and manner of gathering and sourcing for information for personal use, knowledge
updating, and development. Information-seeking behavior of students, researchers, and
professionals has been the focus of enquiry for decades. Initially, however, user studies
were conducted primarily to evaluate library collections. These were followed by
studies of the research habits of individuals or groups that would lead to the design of
appropriate information systems and services. In mid 1980s, the focus shifted to
holistic approaches to information-seeking behavior. According to Line (2000), new
studies of information users and their needs are even more necessary in the age of the
Internet. Researchers such as Callison (1997), Devadason and Pratap (1997), and Ellis
(1993) have explored quantitative and qualitative methodologies for user studies.
IMI Bhubaneswar library is located in a spacious and centrally air conditioned building over two
floors spread over 6000 sq. feet.
The Information Centre aims to support the diverse information needs of all our students, faculty,
researchers and staff through the provision of the ultra modern information resources and services.
The library provides access to relevant digital resources, covering not only all aspects of business
and management, but also related areas such as sociology, computer science, economics,
accounting, finance, behavioral sciences and information technology etc.
The large numbers of periodical titles subscribed by the library are a vital source for academic
research and most journals are available electronically.
The Library and Information Service at IMI Bhubaneswar, offers access to a wide range of both
printed and electronic sources with greater emphasis on electronic delivery of information to users.
The periodical titles are vital sources for academic research and up-to-date business information.
Most journals are available electronically through the EBSCO and Emerald databases.
The students also get an access to online library resources of other B-schools as well.
To find out information seeking behavior of the IMIB library users
To find out the awareness and use of library resources by the IMIB
To find out information sources of consulted by the users mostly
To find out awareness of the library services
To know the main purpose of information seeking behavior
Purpose of library visit
IMIBH library sources and Service use by Students
Purpose of Seeking information
Document Searching Data Analysis
Use of E-Resources
In this study surveyed of IMIBH library . This study is main purpose that IT based
library services are being less utilized compared with print sources by Management
Students . Management Students use a varity of information sources for their Studies
and career. Books and e-journals are considered mostly. I found that what are needs of
library user. And how to develop to library in modern era.