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Journal:   HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT   SUMMER 2010 , Volume 7 , Number 2 (14); Page(s) 187 To 198.
 
Paper: 

A RESEARCH ON TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARIES STAFF, COLLECTION, SPACE AND BUDGET COMPARISON WITH IRANIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES STANDARDS

 
 
Author(s):  EBRAHIMI K.*, HABIBI SHAFI, TASBIHI GH.H.
 
* MEDICAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES, IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Academic libraries are famous to be the hearts of universities, with the ever increasing importance of the evaluation of information technologies in academic centers, and libraries need to evaluate their status to accord with these conditions. The aim of this research is to provide an evaluation relating to the conditions of Tabriz University of Medical Science Libraries, and collecting information concerning the university libraries strengths and weaknesses data substructure, plus cumulating adequate information to help authorities who are in the research and educational planning educations of the university.
Methods: The study is a descriptive one which has been fulfilled in on main academic library and eight related faculty libraries in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. The data was collected from General Education Office, Financial and Accounting Departments of the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and colleges in the campus
. Data has been analyzed in Microsoft Excel software and compared with Iranian University Libraries Standards.

Results: Findings show that Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Libraries follows 89% of Iranian University Libraries Standard. Regarding collection, university libraries have 11% of Iranian University Libraries Standard. About libraries space, 69% followed Iranian University Libraries Standard. In respect to budget, libraries have 81% of Iranian University Libraries Standard.
Conclusion: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences status in comparison with collections section standards, seems to be very low and in comparisons with staff, space and budget is in good status, thus it is necessary to write and follow policies regarding collection development, library committee for centralizing libraries activities throughout the university, and allocation independent financial substantial budget for planning and developing Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Libraries.

 
Keyword(s): REFERENCE STANDARDS, LIBRARIES, LIBRARIES, MEDICAL
 
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