ASSESSING INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY OF RESEARCH STUDENTS IN INDIA: A CASE STUDY

Bavakutty, M. and Nasirudheen, T. P. O. (2008) ASSESSING INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY OF RESEARCH STUDENTS IN INDIA: A CASE STUDY. In: International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, ICoLIS 2008, 18-19 November 2008, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The study presents the information literacy competency of the research scholars in the Kerala University, India. The study analyses the problems faced by the research scholars in formulation of research topic, identification and evaluation of information sources and designing the strategies of information retrieval. The study also attempts to determine the quality of information sources used by the research students and compare the information literacy competency of science and non-science students. The study implies that adequate measures have to be taken in higher educational and research institutions to equip the students with the information literacy skills even during their graduation/post-graduation period. The findings drive us to the urgency of information literacy programs to be taken up in our universities and research institutions not for one time, but rather on a continuous basis

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: MS SITI NUR ATIKAH MOHAMAD RUSDI
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 06:28
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 06:28
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/982

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