Evaluation of digital libraries of Iranian research institutions based on the DigiQUAL protocol

Evaluation of digital libraries of Iranian research institutions based on the DigiQUAL protocol
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۳۳
شماره: 
۴
شماره صفحه (از - تا): 
۶۴۳-۶۶۷
چکیده

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to identify the situation of evaluating Iranian digital libraries using DigiQUAL protocol.‎

Design/methodology/approach – Evaluative survey research method is used in this study to assess digital libraries.‎ In this way, digital libraries of Iranian research institutes constitute the study population.‎ DigiQUAL protocol actually was used to evaluate eight Iranian digital libraries.‎ Systematic observation and interview based on researcher-made checklist was used for data collection.‎ In fact, checklist was constructed based on DigiQual protocol.‎

Findings – The results showed that Digital Library of Isfahan Science and Technology Town has the best performance and Noor digital library has the lowest operation in studied digital libraries.‎ The overall score of all studied digital libraries was under 60 (out of 100) which shows the average performance of the digital libraries.‎

Originality/value – This study emphasizes on evaluating active digital libraries in Iran by DigiQUAL protocol.‎ Because digital libraries are new in Iran and their progress need to evaluate their activity, this research was done to demonstrate their situation.‎

استناد: 

Alipour hafezi, Mehdi, and Hamid Amanollahi Nick.‎ 2015.‎ Evaluation of digital libraries of Iranian research institutions based on the DigiQUAL protocol.‎ The Electronic Library ۳۳ (۴): ۶۴۳-۶۶۷.

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