Modeling community information behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: A citizen-centred perspective

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106457
Title:
Modeling community information behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: A citizen-centred perspective
Author:
Seneviaratne, Wathmanel; Gunawardene, G. C.; Siddhisena, K. A. P.
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Modeling community information behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: A citizen-centred perspective 2006, :369-381
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106457
Submitted date:
2007-05-26
Abstract:
The study presents the findings of a sample survey carried out using two sub-sample populations (Rural Communities and Information providers). The main objective of the study is to explore the Community Information Needs of rural communities in Sri Lanka and their information behaviour. Fifteen categories of basic information needs of two types (â survivalâ and â strategicâ ) were identified. The nature of community information is recognized as non-bibliographic and service-oriented. The information supply position was identified as stagnated at service points, and the dynamism of the information has deteriorated within the delivery mechanisms limited to system structure. It was possible to calculate a Channel Dependency Rate (CDR) which showed that channels appropriate to provide certain categories of information were not strong and or operating as they should be. Rural citizens were also found to encounter a range of difficulties in accessing information, and it was found that these were related to geographical, structural (socio-economic and cultural) factors and personal reasons. The study proposes Community Information Centres using e-governance strategy with One Stop Shop (OSS) model, to be established at the village level using prevailing infrastructure to bridge the information gap existing in the rural areas of Sri Lanka.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Community Informatics; Information Seeking Behaviors
Local subject classification:
community information behaviour; Sri Lanka

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSeneviaratne, Wathmanelen_US
dc.contributor.authorGunawardene, G. C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSiddhisena, K. A. P.en_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-26T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:47:51Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-26en_US
dc.identifier.citationModeling community information behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: A citizen-centred perspective 2006, :369-381en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106457-
dc.description.abstractThe study presents the findings of a sample survey carried out using two sub-sample populations (Rural Communities and Information providers). The main objective of the study is to explore the Community Information Needs of rural communities in Sri Lanka and their information behaviour. Fifteen categories of basic information needs of two types (â survivalâ and â strategicâ ) were identified. The nature of community information is recognized as non-bibliographic and service-oriented. The information supply position was identified as stagnated at service points, and the dynamism of the information has deteriorated within the delivery mechanisms limited to system structure. It was possible to calculate a Channel Dependency Rate (CDR) which showed that channels appropriate to provide certain categories of information were not strong and or operating as they should be. Rural citizens were also found to encounter a range of difficulties in accessing information, and it was found that these were related to geographical, structural (socio-economic and cultural) factors and personal reasons. The study proposes Community Information Centres using e-governance strategy with One Stop Shop (OSS) model, to be established at the village level using prevailing infrastructure to bridge the information gap existing in the rural areas of Sri Lanka.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Informaticsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subject.othercommunity information behaviouren_US
dc.subject.otherSri Lankaen_US
dc.titleModeling community information behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: A citizen-centred perspectiveen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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