Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Fall 11-6-2021


The occurrence of the very rapid development of science marked by the abundance of various scientific publications, both in printed form and in electronic form, requires a swift response from library managers. However, there are limitations in most libraries, especially university libraries in developing countries such as Indonesia, so it seems very unlikely to meet the information needs of all library users. Therefore, building a collaborative network between libraries is a very appropriate choice. This study aims to determine the cooperation network between Islamic university libraries in West Java, Indonesia. The method used in this research is the descriptive survey method. The population in this study was the library of Islamic universities in West Java Province as many as 70 Islamic universities, and the sampling technique was carried out by census. Based on the results of the research, it is known that several motivations encourage Islamic university libraries to establish collaborative networks, including to meet the needs of collections that cannot be provided by the libraries they manage, to increase the knowledge and skills of library managers and to access information between libraries based online. As for the cooperation network model they want, namely building a collaborative network between Islamic university libraries throughout the West Java region with the Sunan Gunung Jati State Islamic University library and the Syeh Nurjati State Islamic Institute Library as nodes and coordinators in these collaborative activities.