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Studies on use of library collections by scientists, engineers and technicians

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  • Ca. Use Studies.
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  • Engineering

Abstract

The paper stresses the need for user-research and use studies at the individual library level; defines related terms and concepts like user, use, need, want, demand and requirement; reviews some important studies on use of library collections and interaction of scientists, engineers and technicians of libraries with their respective primary libraries. It enumerates the relationships found in past studies between characteristics of scientists, engineers and technicians and their use of library collections as well as their interactions with library. Finally, lack of sound use studies based on critical incident data in the country is pointed out.

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