Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The main aim of the study is to review the literature related to the use of emerging technologies by university libraries. The primary objective of the study was to examine the core literature related to emerging technologies used in the university libraries and to find out the changing role of the university librarians in these technologically equipped modern libraries. The study also focuses on the attitude of library professionals towards this modern environment. The findings of the study are based upon four themes, they are: “status of emerging technologies in the university libraries”, “attitude of librarians towards the emerging technologies”, “technological compatibility among the professionals of the libraries” and “barriers in the implementation of emerging technologies”. Nevertheless, if there have been much researches performed at university libraries on emerging technologies, this study is obviously primarily aimed at improving understanding of these expanding technologies by the library and information sciences profession.