The information-seeking behavior of aquaculture researchers at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
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Understanding the information-seeking behavior of library patrons is essential for the library to provide quality resources and services, and to satisfy its patrons’ information needs. A quantitative research was conducted to describe the information searching and using behaviors of the Filipino aquaculture scientists, researchers and research staff at the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD). The study revealed that although the respondents find it useful to go to the library to get assistance from the librarian, and to browse and read current acquisitions related to their research, they visited the library infrequently. However, remote library services, especially email and phone services, were highly utilized. When searching for information, the Internet, mainly via search engines, was highly preferred rather than visiting the Library and using its online public access catalog (OPAC) or its databases. The combination of print and electronic formats was highly preferred when reading, rather than print only or electronic-only. The majority would print and save the retrieved electronic copy.
Superio, D., Canaman, J. B., Jaco, J. P., & Estember, M. L. (2019). The information-seeking behavior of aquaculture researchers at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
Information Development, 35(3), 397-412. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666917754127
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