Masters proposal presentation: Digital Libraries in Iraq
The School of Management invites you to a Masters proposal presentation by Basima Fezaa:
An exploratory study of the benefits and inhibitors of digital libraries in Iraq
Iraq has been through a period of war and social unrest that has resulted in many libraries being looted and millions of books destroyed. It has been recognised by economists that Iraq needs to improve its level of education to prosper in a world of global commerce. It is therefore apparent that there is potential for digital libraries to progress information sharing.
Digital libraries are able to support information sharing from many sectors including cultural heritage, science, government and health. However, there are many obstacles in accessing digital library systems in developing countries, these include a lack of infrastructure, education, computer literacy, technical skills, and English proficiency.
This study will investigate the potential of digital libraries in Iraq, including their capacity to preserve the remaining valuable books and disseminate information. The research will also explore inhibitors to adoption and strive to identify an effective implementation model for digital libraries in developing countries. The method is inductive and will consist of between four and ten case studies.