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Library 2.0 Technology in Academic Libraries, a Case Study of Librarian use and perception: Pakistan Perspective

Sameem Kardar


Cooperation amongst institutions for sharing their library resources are in practice for decades. However, the mode of cooperation has gone under a transformation with infusion of new information technology. The proliferation of electronic resources in the networked society has resulted in the development of “shared subscription” or “Consortium-based subscription” to electronic resources everywhere in the world.
The authors of this article tried analyzing the concepts such as Library Consortium, Resource Sharing, and Networking in UAE. This article elaborates upon the notions of the library and information professionals working in UAE towards the consortium, resource sharing, networking etc. Here, researchers have explored the study to understand the attitude of LIS professionals towards the objectives, benefits, and services of LIS consortium. In addition, efforts have put to understand the possibility of initiating the consortium and identify the thrust areas for resource sharing and networking which will result in benefiting all participant library users. Finally, authors have suggested the areas that need attention of LIS professionals working in this region.

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