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Title:Access to information during a recurring crisis: A study of university students' information behaviour during rain periods in Cambodia
Author(s):Dahlberg, Louise
Subject(s):Information behavior
Information access
Crisis informatics
Sustainable development
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to bring knowledge about student's information behaviour and access to information during rain periods and floods in Cambodia. The poster will showcase the findings of a master's study in library and information science conducted in Cambodia for two months. In this study, 15 students at university-level were interviewed using semi-structured interviews. The interviews were recorded, transcribed and the data were analysed with a thematic analysis method. The conclusions were that students change their information behaviour during rain periods, they communicate and share their re-sources and information with peers and that they formulate creative strategies to access information during rain periods and floods such as using social media and messaging applications to disseminate information. The conclusions led to the discussion of increased information searching techniques for students as well as a suggested practical kit for the students to use during rain periods. The proposed kit includes pocket-WIFI, power bank, rain gear and a water-resistant kit that could shield a laptop or book during travels in rain.
Issue Date:2020-03-23
Series/Report:iConference 2020 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Louise Dahlberg
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-17

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