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Date of this Version

Winter 11-30-2020

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This work is derived from my Ph.D. research dissertation to study of prospects of digital resources integration and which will help fill the gap of literature in Pakistan's context.

Abstract

Purpose: The aim and crux of the study are to determine prospects of digital resources integration (DRI) and data literacy among Library & Information Science (LIS) professionals of university libraries of the province of the Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

Methodology: An extensive survey research method was used to prospects about digital resources integrations (DRI) among university libraries' LIS professionals. This study comprised the LIS professionals working in university libraries of the province of the Punjab and Islamabad, Pakistan. A detailed questionnaire was used to collect the data for this significant study.

Findings: The findings highlight that LIS professionals understand data analytics tools, methods,s and frameworks about digital resources integrations (DRI). And whether LIS professionals in university libraries of the Punjab and ICT are able or unable to recognize the use of data misrepresenting or misleadingly and practice of DRI. This study emphasizes the lack of data literacy, digital resources integrations (DRI) proficiency, and university libraries' digital divide.

Practical and research implications: The study provides the scope of digital resources integration (DRI) proficiency and DRI skills among LIS professionals working in university libraries. The study enhances into consideration about the capability of university LIS professionals to practice the digital resources integrations (DRI) in their libraries.

Originality Value: This work is derived from my Ph.D. research dissertation to study of prospects of digital resources integration and which will help fill the gap of literature in Pakistan's context.

Keywords- Digital Resources Integration, DRI proficiency, Data Literacy, Digital Divide

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