Journal of Information Science en-US (Editorials) (ผศ.ดร.กันยารัตน์ เควียเซ่น) Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0700 OJS 60 The Development of Information Literacy Skill of Nursing Students of the Faculty of Nursuing, Mahasarakram University <p>The purpose of this study was to examine the information literacy of the nursing students at Mahasarakham University. The study sample included 82 sophomore nursing students who enrolled in the nursing informatics course in the first semester of 2017. The research tools included 1) questionnaire for collecting data on their information literacy, 2) information literacy skills development activities, and 3) assessment forms for measuring their levels of information literacy. The study findings revealed that the first information source used by the nursing students was internet via their smart phones, and most of them participated in the online database searching activity. Their information literacy capabilities were found at the high level, but 5 indicators of the information literacy standards were reportedly at the moderate level. Four information literacy skills development activities were organized. After the activities had been conducted, the nursing students’ literacy skills were as significantly high as .01.</p> Siripong Krobudom ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:19:34 +0700 Users’s Behavior In Accessing and Using Key Words to Retrive Business and Economic Information <p>This study explores the users’ behavior in accessing and using key words to retrieve business and economic information using 2 study approaches: (1) critical incident technique for examining a study sample of 86 faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students of Khon Kaen and Mahasarakham Universities, (2) search log analysis for collecting key words created and used by the users via the universities’ OPAC. The study findings indicate that the faculty members mainly conduct database searches for their lesson planning and researching, and the students perform their searches for their learning and writing term papers. All users are found to use Internet and the libraries using key words for accessing the information since the Internet is convenient and easy to use and it provides a variety of information. In addition the key words devised by users considerably vary and hardly correspond with the library subject headings since the creation of key terms are based on each user’s experiences and needs.</p> Napassakorn Kruaysawat, Lampang Manmart, Malee Kabmala ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:58:58 +0700 Knowledge organization System and Access of Thai Cultural Knowledge <p>The aim of this study was to explore current situation and problems of Thai cultural knowledge organizing system and an access to the Thai cultural knowledge using method of observing actual operations of 5 agencies that manage and provide Thai cultural knowledge services. Interviews of 37 service providers and users using analysis and interview forms were conducted. The study findings indicated that all 5 agencies intended to manage and provide Thai cultural knowledge service using information resource management processes: information resource acquisition, information resource classification and cataloging, and provision of information resources. Thai cultural knowledge system organization can be classified into 2 approaches using 1) international classification systems, such as Library of Congress Classification System (LC) and Dewey Decimal Classification System (DC), and 2) in-house system development for classifying Thai cultural information and knowledge in each agency. All agencies expressed their needs for knowledge organization system for classifying and managing Thai cultural knowledge. The system should be flexible, and easily accessible for users to retrieve the information and knowledge for studying, researching and working, such as Thai cultural heritage knowledge, Thai food, architecture, visual arts and literature. In addition to 5 agencies, users could access Thai cultural knowledge from online databases, search engines, experts, community individuals, and other agencies which collected and provided cultural information. The analysis of dataalso revealed several problems concerning the access to Thai cultural knowledge: lacking Thai cultural collections in the service agencies, unavailability of appropriate system for organizing Thai cultural knowledge, lacking universal standardization of self-developed knowledge organizing system, outdated knowledge resources, unavailability of classification notation for Thai cultural knowledge, inaccessibility to Thai cultural knowledge through the use of key terms or titles leading to searching inconvenience and obtaining unattainable search results.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Porn-anant Iamkhajornchai, Lampang Manmart ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:41:53 +0700 Internet Information Resources <p>In the era of Thailand 4.0, the period of changes transformed by new technologies, there are many information sources which can be accessed via world-wide-web and applications on smart phones and tablets. These machines enable information users to search for information more easily and rapidly. In addition, the information available on the Internet is continually updated, and it is of great benefit to education.</p> Vorawan Vanicharoenchai ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0700 Anthropological Information Use Behavior <p>This article synthesizes research findings from 2 research projects: 1) the use study on library resources of Princes Maha Chakri Siridhorn Anthroplogy Center (SAC), a state enterprise, and 2) the users’ study on the SAC’s database usage to exhibit the anthropological information use behavior: access, search result management and implementation of the retrieved information. These two research projects employ the mixed-method study approach comprising collecting qualitative and quantitative data from anthropological information users: academics, students, mass media workers, government agency personnel, and other professionals. The study findings reveal that the majority of information users use Thai printed books, the use of the online commercial databases are reportedly found at a minimal level. Almost all of the databases developed by the SAC are found to be utilized. Among them, the Thai ethnic minority and ethnic research databases are heavily used. As for the access to anthropological information, the users conduct online searches via the SAC’s websites and OPAC and look for books on the SAC’s shelves. They read and make notes from the retrieved information. In addition, the users make use of the information for academic purpose, policy formulation, public matters, community and area development, commercial and living benefits.</p> Chindarat Berpan, Wachiraporn Klungthanaboon ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0700