Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF NATIONAL STUDIES ON LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION ORGANIZATION   WINTER 2013 , Volume 23 , Number 4 (92); Page(s) 60 To 72.
 
Paper: 

PREREQUISITES FOR LAUNCHING THE COMPREHENSIVE PORTAL OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY TO PROVIDE SHARED INTER-LIBRARY SERVICES

 
Author(s):  SHAHRABI REZA*, KHOSRAVI FARIBORZ
 
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Abstract: 

Purpose: This research aimed to identify high-priority services to be provided in the National Library Portal by evaluating the services of the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) as an important center known worldwide that provides cooperative and shared services, and also by assessing a number of library web-portals and interviewing librarians and experts.
Methodology/Approach: A researcher-made questionnaire was used for data collection. This research was qualitative and practical. The research population included 44 faculty members, managers and senior librarians who work in the National Library of Iran and who hold professional and administrative positions.
Findings: Based on the responses collected about 25 services expected to be presented in the National Library portal, that is, according to the viewpoint of expert staff, 20 of those services were confirmed as desirable in the comprehensive portal of the National Library.
Conclusion: On the basis of the research findings, the basic services in the field of collaborative cataloguing services and information organization, reference services and information retrieval, should have priority in the launching of the integrated website.

 
Keyword(s): PORTAL, NATIONAL LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES OF THE I.R. IRAN, COLLABORATIVE SERVICES, OCLC
 
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