This article takes semiconductor foundry industry engineers as research subjects, and tries to understand their information behavior. This article employs the questionnaire and in-depth interview as the research methodology. There are four primary findings: (1) the information need of an engineer lies in enhancing self's working-ability and solve problems encountered in daily job; (2) the primary information sources of engineers are documents and interpersonal relationships, and the most difficult problems in seeking information are information overload and too little relevant and professional information; (3) quality and accessibility is the main factor when engineers seek information; whether the information fit demands or not and the information accuracy are the primary points when engineers evaluate information; the main purpose of engineers using information is to work more efficiently and to achieve the goal or mission in a timely manner; (4) the engineers' educational backgrounds, professional titles, and job functions have significant influences on a few activities of information behavior.
|頁（從 - 到）||87-118|
|期刊||Journal of Educational Media and Library Science|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems
- Library and Information Sciences