Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Technological advancement has a deep influence over all the sectors of life including libraries. The libraries are coping with these developments accordingly but the pace of development is not the same around the globe. The Smart library concept emerges from the idea of smart cities, where all functions are controlled by the latest technology to minimize human involvement. This study aims to present a comprehensive model of smart library technologies and applications. The peer-reviewed literature published from 2016 to 2020 was reviewed to model eleven smart library technologies. The feedback from the selected, senior university librarians of Pakistan on the proposed model of smart libraries was collected. The experts apprised the smart library model as a good combination of related technologies and applications. The findings reveal that each participating library is using some of the smart library technologies. The problems faced by university librarians of Pakistan while adopting smart library technologies are discussed. The study also suggests a way forward to overcome barriers to adopting the proposed model.