This work tackles one of the fundamental problems of information management - how to get the right information to the right person at the right time.
Author: David Nicholas
This work tackles one of the fundamental problems of information management - how to get the right information to the right person at the right time. It provides a practical framework to enable information services to gather information from users in order to aid information system design, and to monitor the effectiveness of an information service.
The guide includes the methodology and techniques for carrying out needs assessment projects, ranging from short-term assessments to long-term research or comprehensive collection assessments.
Author: Dora Biblarz
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Social Science
Applicable for all types of libraries. Needs assessment can be defined as the process of using one or more techniques to collect and analyze data on library users or potential users. The guide includes the methodology and techniques for carrying out needs assessment projects, ranging from short-term assessments to long-term research or comprehensive collection assessments. Various types of data, techniques, and methodology are described, as are associated pointers and pitfalls.
Intends to provide a systematic method for the understanding, appreciation and evaluation of information needs, which alone can guarantee the value of information to the consumer.
Author: David Nicholas
Aiming at ensuring that everyone obtains the rich rewards available in today's information-centred society, this book seeks to provide a systematic method for the understanding, appreciation and evaluation of information needs, which alone can guarantee the value of information to the consumer. Based on the insights gained from research projects involving hundreds of thousands of people, it sets out to provide a framework, firmly grounded in theory but nevertheless highly practical, for information needs analysis. The book is written both for librarians, publishers, archivists, records managers, journalists and other information professionals, to help them in their efforts to design improved systems and monitor the effectiveness of their services on an ongoing basis, and for individual information consumers, to enable them better to meet their own information needs in the expanding sphere of virtual information.
The methodology is aimed at information needs assessments which can only be
determined by the collective judgments of people affected by organizational needs , demands , problems or goals that are under consideration . It is assumed
Assessing Information Needs Some comment has already been made regarding
the information needs of the clients studied , in Figure # 1 . The preponderance of
leisure reading ( and the reliance on books ) has not been previously ...
Based on a tested model for community analysis, this book offers a guide to the management of client-centered transformative information services that can be applied in any type of library or information agency.
Author: Robert Grover
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Based on a tested model for community analysis, this book offers a guide to the management of client-centered transformative information services that can be applied in any type of library or information agency. * A case study of a community analysis for a county library system, illustrating how the model can be applied * 13 tables presenting information collected from the case study * Several graphic models, presented and described * References at the end of each chapter * A bibliography at the end of the book
The authors surmise that veterinary medical practitioners are graduating from
veterinary medical schools without the information - seeking skills necessary to
meet their information needs , and , therefore , do not have the information skills ...
Information Needs As a key facet of this research project , rural library clients
were asked to identify their daily information needs from a list of 20 subject
categories . Figure # 7 shows the results of this question by graphically
illustrating the six ...
Methodology and Analysis of the Data As the questionnaires arrive the information is reviewed for completeness and the data keypunched onto IBM
cards , Each card is verified and entered into a Xerox Sigma 6 computer for
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on International Disaster AssistancePublish On: 1979
Contents SUMMARY Purpose of Report , 1 Information Needs and Problems , 2
Methods for Collecting Data , 4 Summary of Recommendations , 5
INTRODUCTION Background , 8 The Focus of this Report , 9 13 INFORMATION NEEDS IN ...
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on International Disaster Assistance
needs . Most of their questions or comments concemed causes of and treatments
for fatigue or acute exacerbations ... while others were not ( i . c . , pregnancy )
emphasizes the importance of assessing information needs on an individual
Author: Lynda Baker
Publisher: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
Category: Communication in medicine
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease with an unpredictable course and no known cause or cure. Coping strategies of people with MS may therefore yield insights into information-seeking patterns. This study of information preferences was based on Miller's (1980) theory of information-seeking, which states that some people (monitors) cope by actively seeking information, while others (blunters) reject information. In this study, 251 female MS clinic patients were classified through the Miller Behavioral Style Scale (MBSS) as either monitors or blunters and by the length of time since diagnosis. It was hypothesized that monitors (in contrast to blunters) would be more interested in information regardless of phase of the disease, format or specificity of information. In Part One of this study, 160 women completed a mail survey designed to assess their interest in and desire for information on 29 topics relevant to MS, as well as the preferred formats of this information. The results revealed that monitors expressed preferences for more information than did blunters in earlier phases of the disease, while blunters became interested and wanted information in later phases of the disease. Videos, magazines, pamphlets and books were the most preferred formats for information on multiple sclerosis. Physicians and spouses were the most common human resources, though preferences varied with topic and format. In Part Two, an additional 93 women with MS, also classified as monitors or blunters were asked to assess a general or a specific pamphlet on one of two topics (fatigue or treatment of acute attacks). More monitors than blunters rated the pamphlet they had received as relevant, regardless of the specificity of information. This study contributes to the development of a methodology for studying information-seeking patterns and suggests that information providers (e.g., MS societies, health care professionals and librarians) may need to consider general orientation to information as well as phase of the disease in order to meet the information needs of women with MS.
Site - specific information is needed to calibrate and to use the models as a tool
for better assessing management decisions . TECHNICAL INFORMATION NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS The technical and physical data and information
Author: Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques. Direction des affaires scientifiquesPublish On: 1973
stifle under an excess of piecemeal, disorganised and "polluting" information - or
transform this potential resource into ... vitally important to ensure that we have
some means of monitoring and assessing information developments, including, ...
Author: Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques. Direction des affaires scientifiques
ABSTRACT paper is to utilize the concept of " task identification " to
simultaneously assess user information needs and evaluate information system
impact . The concept of task identification in this paper is formally derived from a