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Factors Underlying Technology Adoption in Academic Libraries in Kuwait

Al-Fadhli, M and Corrall, S and Cox, A (2016) Factors Underlying Technology Adoption in Academic Libraries in Kuwait. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 22 (4). 370 - 390. ISSN 1361-4533

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Abstract

© 2016, © Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The study analyzed factors shaping adoption of technology in academic libraries in Kuwait. The research was based on interviews conducted with library directors, staff, and users, combined with observation and document analysis. A major aspect of the Kuwaiti context was a relative lack of financial restraints and an enthusiasm for technology within society as a whole. Other important influences shaping technology adoption specifically within libraries were the top down decision-making style and a quest for prestige, in a context of a lack of library culture among users, shortage of professional staff, and a strong, perhaps exaggerated, faith in technology as a solution to problems.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Al-Fadhli, M
Corrall, Sscorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Cox, A
Date: 1 October 2016
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: New Review of Academic Librarianship
Volume: 22
Number: 4
Page Range: 370 - 390
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/13614533.2016.1138135
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1361-4533
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 14:41
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 19:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/28239

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