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ERIC Number: ED299978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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User Studies: How To Identify Potential and Actual User Needs.
Mchombu, Kingo
This report explores some key problems and issues in the teaching of a course--Identification of User Information Needs--to information professionals. Tentative practical recommendations are offered, largely as they pertain to developing countries, and the following considerations are discussed: (1) manpower needs for information professionals are mainly determined by social development requirements and national priorities; (2) the broad aim of curricula for information professionals should be to produce personnel with socially relevant competencies; (3) the low status of this topic is fading, and curricula should reflect this emerging reality; (4) the identification of user needs is important; and (5) there is adequate content to make up a full course on this topic. An outline for the course is proposed, and 28 additional readings are listed. (7 references) (CGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers: University of Botswana
Note: Paper presented at the International Federation of