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Title: IT skills among LIS professionals of medical libraries in India and Iran: A comparative study
Authors: Farahi, Mina Tavassoli
Gandhi, R.T.D. Ramesh
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A questionnaire-based survey was conducted to elicit IT skills needed for LIS professionals working in medical, dental, and pharmacy colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in Karnataka, India; and Ministry of Health and Medical Education and Islamic Azad University (MOHME & IAU), Iran. Results revealed that all the skills listed under IT basics and, internet were considered important by medical librarians in India and Iran. However, skills in working with non-popular software packages in areas such as presentation, publishing, and email were considered as unimportant. Concludes that Iranian LIS professionals’ IT skills requirement was higher than that of Indian LIS professionals. Iranian professionals attributed more importance to the ability to use non-popular software packages in some areas, such as electronic mail, publishing, presentation, and databases than their Indian counterparts did.
Page(s): 161-169
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Source:ALIS Vol.58(2) [June 2011]

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