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Information Seeking Behavior and Needs of Women Parliamentarians of Pakistan: A Case Study

By Maqsood Ahmad Shaheen, Muhammad Arif and Syeda Bushra Nazli Naqvi


This study probes into the information needs and seeking behavior of women parliamentarians in the 12th National Assembly of Pakistan during 2002 through 2007. It attempts to answer some of the questions raised on women’s political participation in the parliament and their information habits and needs by analyzing their preferred sources used in preparing for speeches, resolutions, bills, and laws. It also measures their information and communication technology skills. The study gauges their dependence and perception about the National Assembly Library and other sources of information available and suggests possible means by which information services to parliamentarians can be further enhanced. The findings of this study may present aspects which have never before been considered by researchers in trying to meet women parliamentarians’information needs

Topics: BA. Use and impact of information., BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
Publisher: The Internet Chinese Librarians Club
Year: 2013
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