Digital libraries in Malaysia: problems faced and factors for future growth/ Norasiah Harun

Harun, Norasiah (2011) Digital libraries in Malaysia: problems faced and factors for future growth/ Norasiah Harun. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), 1 (1). pp. 87-99. ISSN 2231-8836 ; E-ISSN:2289-5337

Abstract

The article is based on the doctoral research findings from both the questionnaire (223 respondents) and interview sessions with 36 libraries (9 academic, 21 special and 6-state/public libraries). It was found that Malaysian libraries were facing various kinds of problems. Top in the list was the lack of Information Technology (IT) personnel; followed by the lack of budget, lack of digital library initiatives (DL/s) and /CT training, renewal of online subscriptions, lack of and under utilization of digital resources, and lack of suitable integrated library system. Digital library related problems were lack of staff (professional, support and IT), absence of a blueprint and National Information Infrastructure (NII) policy, digital project was too expensive which could be due to budget constrain, lack of role model and problems related to Copyright Act clearance. As the outcome of the findings, a total of eleven factors for future growth have been proposed.

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Item Type: Article
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Harun, Norasiah
norasiah56@gmail.com
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science > Automation > Integrated library systems
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources (General) > Information services. Information centers
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources (General) > Digital libraries
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Perdana Campus > Faculty of Information Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
ISSN: 2231-8836 ; E-ISSN:2289-5337
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 87-99
Keywords: Digital Libraries, Malaysia Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, Public Libraries and Copyright Act
Date: 2011
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/52106
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