Factors contributing to successful collaboration among Omani academic libraries

Nabhan Al Harrasi, Naeema Hassan Jabur

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify contributing factors, both internal and external, that will ensure a successful collaboration between Omani academic libraries. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative research approach was adopted, and 23 individual interviews were conducted with representatives from participating libraries. Findings: Collaboration among Omani libraries is a complex situation and its chances for success are dependent upon a host of factors, including the participating libraries' staffing, management, financial resources, and available technology as well as support from university administrators. Originality/value: This paper presents the findings of original research conducted by the author and reports on the nascent stages of library cooperation in Oman and in a region that is not often covered in library literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalInterlending and Document Supply
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Academic libraries
  • Collaboration
  • Consortia
  • Leadership
  • Library cooperation
  • Oman
  • Partnership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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