International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 244

Full Length Research Paper

Quality awareness of online information resources: A study

Parashuram S. Kattimani
Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga-585106 (Karnataka) India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 February 2010
  •  Published: 30 March 2010



Internet and online resources provide access to a variety of information ranging from primary to tertiary sources. However, the authenticity and value of the online information mainly remains questionable. Therefore, quality awareness among the users is necessary for the value-added information and research. Moreover, accessibility, format, style, and arrangement of the online information resources are different from the conventional sources. Hence, users are expected to adopt different approach to access and use the online sources. This paper aims, is to study the online information seeking and using behaviour of the library users. The study reveals the quality consciousness regarding the online information resources among the library users who use the Internet.


Keywords: Internet, information seeking, online information, quality awareness and users approach.