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Harnessing Information Culture in Academic Environment

Library Herald

Year: 2003, Volume: 41, Issue: 2

First page: (115) last page: (118)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292

Harnessing Information Culture in Academic Environment


*Librarian, Nabakrushna Chaudhury Centre for Development Studies (ICSSR Institute), Bhubaneshwar-751013, Email:

** Assistant Librarian, Rama Devi Government Women’s College Bhubaneswar 751022


The academic community appears to be the largest consumer of information. Their job of teaching, learning and research involves generating, collecting, processing, storing, disseminating and using information in several forms for different purposes. A Continuous effort needs to be taken up for developing a system approach to improving an information environment. While information assumes greater significance for the academic community, it naturally invokes for a widespread cultural framework for sustainable information environment. The concept of Information culture appears to be one of the vital aspects, that is responsible for improving and harnessing the information environment. The paper gives a vivid look at the state of the academic community in India and its need for an " Information Culture".

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