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Designing a Mobile Based Library Information and Service Delivery System: A Model Plan for Libraries of Bangladesh  

Elahi, Md. Hasinul (East West University Dhaka, Bangladesh)
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Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice / v.4, no.3, 2016 , pp. 57-70 More about this Journal
Purpose The purpose of the study is to identify the need of a mobile based library information and service delivery system in developing countries, identify the services that are possible to provide with the help of mobile phones and their applications, design a mobile based library information and service delivery system, and identify major challenges regarding mobile based library information and service delivery systems.Design/ Methodology/ Approach The research is exploratory in nature. This paper is based on a review of literature, survey information, and on the author’s own viewpoints. A comprehensive search of scientific literature has been done along with a survey for validating the necessity of designing mobile based library information and service delivery systems. Responses to closed-ended questions in particular on 7-point Likert scales were analyzed using the descriptive analysis techniques of SPSS 20.0 and responses to other closed-ended questions were analyzed using general statistics.Findings The research indicates that users of academic libraries, especially students and faculty members, have a positive notion regarding designing and implementing a mobile based library information and service delivery system. It also reveals user opinions regarding the possible problems associated with the design and implementation of a mobile based library information and service delivery system.Originality The paper explores mobile based library information and service delivery systems for better and faster service provision to its potential users.
Mobile based library service; Information service; Service delivery; Mobile based Current Awareness Service (MOCAS); Mobile based Selective Dissemination of Information (MOSDI);
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