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Effectiveness of libraries in supporting researchers' information needs: The impact of a digital library


Ayob, Arinawati and Abdul Rahman, Habsah (2010) Effectiveness of libraries in supporting researchers' information needs: The impact of a digital library. In: National Seminar on Information Technology in the Library, 3-5 August 2010, Bayview Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As one of the supporting departments of a university, the academic library plays a vital role in providing essential information resources and services to the researchers. Changes in information technology have impacted libraries due to change in the format of information resources and the information seeking behavior of users. Technology has transformed the way researchers seek, obtain and use information. Libraries therefore need to critically examine their effectiveness and continuously support researchers in fulfilling their research needs. Research has been conducted at an academic library that is moving towards transforming traditional services to a highly digital environment. The fruition of this idea is blooming into reality with the almost completed research wing of the library. In preparation of ensuring suitable and relevant research information, the research analyzed the effect and impact of digital information services existing so far. Moving from here the research hopes to further enhance facilities, services and training with special focus on academic clientele. Research results will be discussed in the course of this paper’s discussion. Amongst factors studied are the relationship between demographic characteristics and the perceived effectiveness of library services among researchers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by Sultanah Bahiyah Library, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Perpustakaan Sultanah Bahiyah
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2010 07:00
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2010 07:00
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/571

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