Arab academic libraries engagement on the social web : an exploratory study

Other Title(s)

تفاعل المكتبات الأكاديمية العربية على الويب الجماعي : دراسة استكشافية

Joint Authors

Shihatah, Ahmad Mahir Khafajah
Futuh, Amr Hasan

Source

Ialam

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 26 (31 Jul. 2020), pp.381-400, 20 p.

Publisher

Arab Federation for Libraries and Information

Publication Date

2020-07-31

Country of Publication

Tunisia

No. of Pages

20

Main Subjects

Library Sciences

Abstract EN

A tremendous amount has been written about the importance of social network sites as platforms that can be used by academic libraries to connect with a diverse community, increase the outreach and the presence of the libraries on the digital space.

however, despite the increased interest in social networks and libraries, Arab academic libraries did not receive much attention from scholars.

the current study seeks to shed light on the current situation of the Arab academic libraries and the progress they have made on the social web.

the results of the study reveal that Arab academic libraries are not giving much attention to SNS.

even the libraries which are utilizing these platforms are having many obstacles that demolish their efforts.

the limitation of this study is that it has been conducted on 15 libraries in three Arab countries; further studies that explore larger samples are needed to fully understand how Arab libraries are dealing with the social web.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Shihatah, Ahmad Mahir Khafajah& Futuh, Amr Hasan. 2020. Arab academic libraries engagement on the social web : an exploratory study. Ialam،Vol. 2020, no. 26, pp.381-400.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1283179

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Shihatah, Ahmad Mahir Khafajah& Futuh, Amr Hasan. Arab academic libraries engagement on the social web : an exploratory study. Ialam No. 26 (Jul. 2020), pp.381-400.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1283179

American Medical Association (AMA)

Shihatah, Ahmad Mahir Khafajah& Futuh, Amr Hasan. Arab academic libraries engagement on the social web : an exploratory study. Ialam. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 26, pp.381-400.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1283179

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 398-400

Record ID

BIM-1283179