Status of Central Libraries at Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences for Joining an Integrated Network of Medical Libraries

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Title Status of Central Libraries at Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences for Joining an Integrated Network of Medical Libraries
 
Creator Alipour-Hafezi, Mehdi
Radfar, Hamidreza
Rasouli, Behrooz
Nabavi, Majid
HajiZeinolabedin, Mohsen
Dehnad, Afsaneh
Mohamadzadeh, Shirin
Nemati-Anaraki, Leila
 
Subject Academic Libraries, Universities of Medical Sciences; Interoperability;Information Exchange Protocols; Standard Metadata; Iran
Academic Libraries, Universities of Medical Sciences; Interoperability;Information Exchange Protocols; Standard Metadata; Iran
 
Description The aim of the study is to offer integrated access to information and data sources in the libraries of Iranian universities of medical sciences (UMS) as an important feature enhancing the quality and quantity of research. Thus, it is essential to study the status of Iranian libraries of UMS in terms of integration features. Accordingly, the main objective of the present study was the identification of integration in libraries of Iranian UMS in terms of metadata, digital contents, software, hardware, and human force. The quantitative study was conducted with an analytic survey method. The statistical population consists of 66 Iranian UMS, of this, 59 libraries completed the researcher-made questionnaire. To ensure the accuracy of data, interviews and, in some cases, observations were also performed. Statistical estimates of frequency, percentage, cumulative frequency, and diagrams were utilized for data analysis. The results demonstrated that the library software programs of UMS do not have a desirable status in terms of content, human force, software infrastructure, and integration features. These libraries enjoyed an optimal status in terms of hardware which was, however, not properly used. To create integrated access to the contents of libraries of Iranian UMS, it is essential to provide the required infrastructure, including integration features, human force, and appropriate contents such as the metadata and digital contents of data sources
 
Publisher Regional Information Center for Science & Technology
 
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Date 2020-08-03
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijism.ricest.ac.ir/index.php/ijism/article/view/1804
 
Source International Journal of Information Science and Management (IJISM); Vol 18, No 2 (2020); 173-187
2008-8310
2008-8302
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijism.ricest.ac.ir/index.php/ijism/article/view/1804/403
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Information Science and Management (IJISM)
 

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