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Information Needs of Urban Residents. Final Report [microform] / Edward S. Warner and Others
Bib ID 5254047
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Warner, Edward S
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1973 
293 p. 
Summary

An overview of relevant literature reveals that residents in urban areas apparently have a multitude of nonoccupational information needs which are not being satisfied within the constraints of existing information resources and systems. A conceptual framework was drawn, focusing on four basic components--urban residents, their needs, sources of information, and solutions--and linkages or interactions among them. The Baltimore Urbanized Area was chosen for the investigation, and extensive exploratory work was undertaken towards the end of obtaining data. A survey instrument was developed and pre-tested, then was utilized in gathering data from a cross-sectional random sample of residents. The great quantity of data elicited were analyzed in terms of information needs, information-seeking strategies (behavior), and search outcomes. In a final exploratory testing phase an attempt was made to develop a methodology for assessing the capability of library and information agencies to deal with the problems/questions identified by residents in the earlier survey phase. (Author)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OEC-0-71-4555.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Community Surveys.  |  Conceptual Schemes.  |  Information Needs.  |  Information Seeking.  |  Information Utilization.  |  Library Research.  |  Library Services.  |  Low Income Groups.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Research Design.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Urban Areas.  |  Urban Population.  |  Urban Problems.
Other authors/contributors Regional Planning Council, Baltimore, MD  |  Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD
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