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World Digital Libraries: An International Journal (WDL)
Vol.4(2)  December 2011
Print ISSN : 0974-567X
Analysis of Information Technology Application in Academic Libraries in Kuwait
M Veeramani: Head Librarian, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait, E-mail: veeramani_m@yahoo.comP Vinayagamoorthy: University Librarian, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India, E-mail: vinumoorthy@yahoo.com
The paper presents the need for library professionals to be adept with skills in information and communication technology as library services are more Information Technology (IT) centric, especially in educational institutions. Application of IT in academic environment in Kuwait has increased gradually in the recent decades. This paper is designed to measure the use of IT in the academic libraries of Kuwait with an ulterior objective to establish some correlation between quality in libraries and use of IT. It highlights the use of hardware/software facilities in academic libraries and also the access of networks, information services, and problems in IT applications. The analysis of the data represents the extent and the level of IT application applied by the academic librarians in Kuwait.


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