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Internet use in university libraries of Pakistan

Hamid Saeed (Hamid Saeed is a Research Scholar at the School of Applied Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.)
Muhammad Asghar (Muhammad Asghar is the Director of the American Centre, Lahore, Pakistan.)
Muhammad Anwar (Muhammad Anwar is a Library Manager at the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority, Ministry of Industries and Production, Lahore, Pakistan.)
Muhammad Ramzan (Muhammad Ramzan is the Head Librarian at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 April 2000



The study examines the status and use of the Internet in university libraries of Pakistan. A questionnaire was distributed among the university libraries including the degree granting institutions. The data derived from this study indicated that half the university libraries in Pakistan have access to the Internet and it has become an essential part of library services. The Internet is also being heavily used for performing various library functions such as reference work, classification and cataloguing, document delivery service, subscription to online journals, etc. The study also discusses the problems that are preventing wider use of the Internet in the higher educational institutions of Pakistan.



Saeed, H., Asghar, M., Anwar, M. and Ramzan, M. (2000), "Internet use in university libraries of Pakistan", Online Information Review, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 154-160.




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