IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Barriers to Information Access for Specialized Scholars: An Analysis of Information-Seeking Behavior of Social Scientists in Developing Countries

Barriers to Information Access for Specialized Scholars: An Analysis of Information-Seeking Behavior of Social Scientists in Developing Countries
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Lisa Block (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 16
Source title: International Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9814-7.ch018

Purchase


Abstract

Developing countries must overcome the obstacles to information access so that they can join the global networks of the developed world and become part of the “information age.” Studies on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of library users in developing countries are limited. This chapter examines the information-seeking behavior of social science faculty in developing nations in an attempt to explain the barriers to information access for these specialized scholars. Information users in developing countries face different challenges than users in developed nations so it is essential to understand the various obstacles that must be overcome by library and information users in developing nations. Comparisons are made to the information-seeking behaviors and information use of social science faculty in developed nations. Patterns of information-seeking behavior in social science faculty are examined and also compared to existing and proposed models of such behavior.

Related Content

Regionalism and the Multilateral Trading System: The Role of Regional Trade Agreements
James P. Murphy, Carolan McLarney. © 2018. 18 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
What Makes a Global Business Model?
Oleksiy Osiyevskyy, Milena Troshkova, Yongjian Bao. © 2018. 21 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Critical Success Factors for Executives in Global Economy
Neeta Baporikar. © 2018. 17 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Strategic Planning, Cultural Context, and Business Continuity Management: Business Cases in the City of Shkoder
Mirko Perano, Xhimi Hysa, Mario Calabrese. © 2018. 21 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
A Proposition of Strategy Making in Global Firms: Reflections from Strategy as Practice (S-As-P)
Fatma Gülruh Gürbüz, Hande Sinem Ergun, Seray Begum Samur-Teraman. © 2018. 18 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Efficacy of Organizational Learning and Social Capital in Online Communities of Practice: Dualities and Intersections
Serkan Gürsoy, Murat Yücelen. © 2018. 27 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Social Innovation in the For-Profit Organization: The Case of Banca Prossima
Tindara Abbate, Angelo Presenza, Lorn R. Sheehan. © 2018. 14 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Body Bottom