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Assessing the information needs of weavers of Banaras: A conceptual analysis

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Library and Information Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – 221005

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 1-4, April,21 (2016)


Information plays an important role in the development of society. The purpose of this paper is to examine the information needs of weavers. The present research revealed that information needs of weavers are diversified. They are not aware about available information sources for them. Illiteracy plays an important barrier in obtaining required information. The present study is very useful for the policy makers to identify the information needs of weavers. The findings of the study may also be useful to develop an information system for the weaver community. The findings emphasize the importance of individual differences in information use and information awareness among them.


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