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Factors influencing book selection decisions by academic librarians in an Arabic Islamic context

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dc.contributor.advisor Dorner, Dan Flanigan, Niall Gerard 2015-02-17T23:50:27Z 2015-02-17T23:50:27Z 2011 2011
dc.description.abstract There are many factors to be taken into account when making selection decisions in an academic library including curriculum need, suitability of content, user interest, and academic input. Academic librarians in the Muslim Arabic country of the United Arab Emirates face the added challenge of making judgements about the suitability of the content in view of the community in which they work. In the absence of comprehensive collection development policies librarians are at times required to make decisions based on the sometimes conflicting demands of traditional Muslim values and their own beliefs about intellectual freedom. In this study nine academic librarians were asked to consider the suitability of twelve books and to offer criteria for their decision. A range of variables was also explored to identify possible relationships between the variables and selection decisions. The variables appearing to have an effect on decisions include the gender and nationality of the student population, and the nationality and religion of the librarian. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.subject Academic libraries en_NZ
dc.subject Arabic en_NZ
dc.subject Book selection en_NZ
dc.subject Muslim en_NZ
dc.title Factors influencing book selection decisions by academic librarians in an Arabic Islamic context en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ Information Studies en_NZ Master of Information Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080706 Librarianship en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080708 Records and Information Management (excl. Business Records and Information Management) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences en_NZ

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