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Effects of IT utilization and knowledge on librarians’ IT attitudes

Muhammad Ramzan (Chief Librarian, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

The paper presents the extent of information technology (IT) utilization in libraries in Pakistan together with librarians’ level of knowledge in IT and their attitudes toward IT in libraries. Primary data were collected through a questionnaire survey of 244 librarians working in libraries in Pakistan. The study revealed not only a low level of IT usage, but also a low level of IT knowledge among librarians. Analysis of relationships revealed that IT utilization in libraries, librarians’ awareness of the potential of IT, recency of attaining professional qualifications, and knowledge in IT had a significant relationship with librarians’ attitudes. The findings of the study also revealed that the level of IT utilization and the librarians’ level of knowledge in technology are good predictors of librarians’ attitudes toward application of IT in their libraries.

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Ramzan, M. (2004), "Effects of IT utilization and knowledge on librarians’ IT attitudes", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 5, pp. 440-447. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470410561974

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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