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Information Behavior of the Academic Community of FMVZ-UNAM

Version 1 : Received: 18 March 2020 / Approved: 20 March 2020 / Online: 20 March 2020 (05:22:05 CET)

How to cite: Galván-Ochoa, N.L.; Manriquez-Betanzos, J.R. Information Behavior of the Academic Community of FMVZ-UNAM. Preprints 2020, 2020030306 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0306.v1). Galván-Ochoa, N.L.; Manriquez-Betanzos, J.R. Information Behavior of the Academic Community of FMVZ-UNAM. Preprints 2020, 2020030306 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0306.v1).

Abstract

During 2010, at the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (fmvz-unam) we analyzed the influence of metadata over its website according to the search engines used by the academic community. This document serves only the second specific objective of the research: to know the academic profile, the informative behavior and the veterinary information needs of the academic community of the fmvz-unam. The methodological tool was the design and implementation of an online survey. We received 215 responses, two thirds answered academic staff, the rest, undergraduate and postgraduate students. In relation to information behavior, an Internet-usage index was developed, with which it was determined that 64 % of this community uses four or five information services on the Internet, This means that the network is widely used to seek information and as communication media. This community search for more veterinary information related to dogs, dairy cattle and sheep, compared to other animal species; while animal welfare, zoonosis and molecular biology are the topics of greatest interest.

Subject Areas

information behavior; veterinary information needs; online survey

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