JLIS abstracts


YATES (B). Information Needs of Human Beings. 11,1;1986;77-90

Considers user as the key component in a information service. Mentions different basic information needs of human met by librarian. Discusses the changes that are taking place by which individuals receive information. The important factors in this regard are convenience, comprehensiveness and cost. In this context examines online bibliographic data base searching, videodisc, electronic publishing, satellites, cable television. Discusses the changes in information gathering habits of users. Concludes that new technology is likely to have some effect on the information seeking habits of the human.