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Study on the Science & Technology Information Service Needs Corresponding to the Scientists and Engineers Group Characteristics
Study on the Science & Technology Information Service Needs Corresponding to the Scientists and Engineers Group Characteristics
Journal of Information Management. 2012. Oct, 43(4): 143-167
  • Published : October 30, 2012
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Jung, Hye-Ju
Yoon, Jungsun

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In this study, survey analysis was conducted to determine the demands of science & technology information service by the groups of users. The questionnaire was composed of the need for 20 services in the science & technology information, the need for personal information to people-to-people exchanges, and information that can be shared with others. KOSEN users 1,013 people participated in the survey, and the analysis of variance was conducted depending on institution, profession, final degree and the age of the respondents. Results of frequency analysis, there were in high demands for trend analysis, papers, research reports, patents, knowledge queries, project announcements, jobs, experimental methods, information society and study abroad/Post-doc information, and all services except mentoring, community and blog were appeared to have the significant differences depending on the groups of users. Also the personal information deemed to be necessary for interaction with others was resulted in specialization, thesis/research performances, career, organization, jobs, final degree and education in order, there were partially difference depending on the user's groups. In addition, 97% of respondents had their own scientific and technical information to be shared with other people in order of papers, presentations (ppt), reports, experimental methods and the images. The results of this study can be used as useful information for scientists and engineers to develop a user-centered personalized services and are expected to be helpful to set the direction of science information services in the future.
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