Information Needs of Bioinformatics Researchers

Information Needs of Bioinformatics Researchers

Manlunching (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1871-6.ch003
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Abstract

Information plays a vital role in bioinformatics to achieve the existing bioinformatics information technologies and to identify the needs of bioinformatics researchers. The most revolutionary development for bioinformatics resources is access to the internet because internet is pervasive in all bioinformatics work. Users required various sources of information for conducting bioinformatics research. The success of the information service is more likely to be achieved by adjusting the services to meet the specific needs of an individual.
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Hypotheses

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    The information needs and uses in bioinformatics will only increase if the level of new bioinformatics systems grows.

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    Information services assist users in identifying and utilizing of bioinformatics tools.

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    Staff development programme for bioinformatics users enable them to develop multidisciplinary skills.

  • 4.

    Bioinformatics services of the library/ centre will greatly depends on the level of available subject specific expertise.

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