The goal of this paper is to define how generations influence information behavior and needs for accessing and using library resources, as well as how successfully the university library in Karachi serves both generations at the same time. In the Pakistani context needs of different age group was not detected in the literature review, and this study intended to address that space. The mixed-methods approach was used to gather the data that included observation, interviews, and questionnaires. Quantitative data was examined using Excel, while qualitative data was assessed using the study's theme. The information behavior of users' wants and preferences was measured using Likert-scale replies. Only after administering the questionnaires did the users' generation become known. As a result, the researcher targeted them based on the respondents' status (professor or student) to optimize the sample for each generation. The teachers were utilized to target immigrants in the digital age, while students were employed to target natives of the digital age. Both immigrants in the digital age and natives of the digital age were common targets for Ph.D. students. Only one location, the University of Karachi Library, was used for this research. This study looked at how different generations in Karachi's university libraries could be guided to adjust to global developments successfully and efficiently. This study looked at the impact of generational differences on information requirements and preferences, as well as how the university library in Karachi is simultaneously and successfully servicing a variety of user needs.
Publication (Name of Journal)
Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
(2022). Generation’s information need: A study of Pakistani university library. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal).
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