Volume 11, Number 2 (7-2017)                   payavard 2017, 11(2): 134-141 | Back to browse issues page


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Zarghani M, Mohaqqeq N, Alibeik M R, Sadeqi T, Mohebbi S, Kosari R. Services Provided on the Websites of Central Libraries at Universities of Medical Sciences in Iran . payavard. 2017; 11 (2) :134-141
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6216-en.html

1- Master of Science in Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mary.zarghani@gmail.com
2- Instructor, Medical Library and Information Sciences Department, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Master of Science in Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Bachelor of Science in Librarianship and Information Sciences, Zanjan Mousavi Hospital, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
5- Bachelor of Science in Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (263 Views)

Background and Aim: The application of information technology for the delivery of library services through websites has removed many temporal and spatial limitations. This study aimed to identify the available services and resources on the websites of central libraries at universities of medical sciences in Iran. 
Materials & Methods: The population of this descriptive study comprised 36 central-library websites of medical universities in Iran. A researcher-made checklist was used to collect data, which were then analyzed through descriptive statistics using SPSS 18. 
Results: According to the findings, “electronic mail”, “access to services via mobile” and “how-to-use-a-library instructions” were mentioned as modern technologies in 83.3%, 2.8% and 77.8% of websites, respectively. However, nothing was found on “e-learning copyright”. Concerning librarianship and library publications, 69.4% of websites included “new library sources and references”.
Conclusion: Considering the daily development of information technology, it is essential to regularly revise library websites and employ new technologies to enhance them.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Library & Information Sciences
Received: 2017/07/5 | Accepted: 2017/07/5 | Published: 2017/07/5

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