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.
- Academic libraries
- Library cooperation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences