Exploring Sources for Seeking Cultural Heritage Information

Keywords: Cultural heritage, Cultural heritage information, Information sources, Information seeking, Motivate youth, Tangkhul youth


The purpose of this study is to identify different sources used for seeking cultural heritage information. The paper aims to study the most vital sources used to seek cultural heritage information and examine the significant difference between sources and demographic variables. The study is conducted among youth of the Tangkhul tribe from Manipur state, India. The study used a structured questionnaire to collect data. Data screening, examining validity and reliability were conducted before analysis. SPSS version 20 was used for data analysis. An independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA test were carried out to check the significant differences. The study reveals that elders are the most prominent sources used for seeking cultural heritage information. The findings also expose that there is a significant difference between gender and Internet sources (p-value=0.040), similarly between marital status and electronic sources (p-value=0.028), likewise between education qualification and electronic sources (p-value=0.005), also between education qualification and audiovisual source (p-value=0.042) and between the current place of residence and audiovisual sources (p-value=0.049). The findings revealed that youth used different sources for seeking cultural heritage information and the most desired sources are elders (mean score=4.02), followed by the Internet (mean score=3.48) and social media (mean score=3.46). The authors reflect the study’s unique in conducting the research design. It acknowledged the gaps in the literature and the study proposed to fill the existing holes. The study also identified the most sought source used for seeking cultural heritage information, thereby adding research value.

How to Cite
Shimray, S. R., & Ramaiah, C. K. (2021). Exploring Sources for Seeking Cultural Heritage Information. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(6), 407-414. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.41.6.16849
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