Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

The present study aims is to analyze the difficulties faced in performing the job duties by academic digital library professionals working in university libraries of Delhi (India). The survey method was adopted in the present study. The study is based on a questionnaire containing 34 job duties performed in academic digital libraries, classified into four categories, i.e. IT system management, information organization, user services, and collection management. The respondents were 146 library professionals working in university libraries in Delhi (India). The study found that professionals rated the difficulty of job duties such as network management and operation; hardware installation & upgradation; software selection and license management; library website development; database management; troubleshooting; accessing open-source software; working on content management softwares; handling digital preservation practices; initiating and managing digitization projects; providing access to eResources; maintaining an e-learning system; creating an institutional repository and budget planning and allocation as 'high.' 'Very high' difficulty rated job duties were handling library back-end servers, system analysis, and design and working on e-resource management software. The study may help library schools review the curriculum according to the difficulties faced by academic library professionals in the job market. In addition, findings will be helpful to review the curriculum updates which should be incorporated in library schools of India.

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