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Information Resources Management in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges, Prospects, and the Librarian’s Role

This study looks at the problems and possible futures of information resource management (IRM) in libraries in the 21st century, as well as the role of librarians in making sure that library and information resources are used well. This study used a mix of methods, including a thorough literature review, qualitative content analysis, technology trend analysis, and thematic analysis, to give a full picture of IRM in the present day. A qualitative content analysis was done on the literature study results to look at the different ways people see IRM. This meant finding and putting together themes about the role of IRM in making organizations more competitive, improving the way decisions are made and making information management better. Information resources management was searched in Scopus. Only articles were searched and 1085 records were found whereas the word ‘information management’ is the most relevant item. A thematic analysis was done on the results of the literature study to figure out what the biggest problems are for IRM in the twenty-first century. This meant finding and putting into groups themes about information security, the complexity of information systems, and the management and study of data. The results of the different studies were put together to give a full picture of IRM including its views, prospects, and challenges. The mixed-methods approach used in this study is a thorough and systematic way to learn about how IRM is complicated and has many different parts. Researchers and practitioners who work in this rapidly changing area can learn a lot from the results. Based on what was already known about the problem, the study suggested some potential solutions.

Information Resources Management, Challenges and Opportunities, Library, Librarian

APA Style

Md. Armanul Haque, Md. Ikbal Hossain, Md. Mahbubul Islam, Amitav Saha, A. K. M. Kanak Pervez, et al. (2023). Information Resources Management in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges, Prospects, and the Librarian’s Role. American Journal of Information Science and Technology, 7(3), 122-134.

ACS Style

Md. Armanul Haque; Md. Ikbal Hossain; Md. Mahbubul Islam; Amitav Saha; A. K. M. Kanak Pervez, et al. Information Resources Management in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges, Prospects, and the Librarian’s Role. Am. J. Inf. Sci. Technol. 2023, 7(3), 122-134. doi: 10.11648/j.ajist.20230703.14

AMA Style

Md. Armanul Haque, Md. Ikbal Hossain, Md. Mahbubul Islam, Amitav Saha, A. K. M. Kanak Pervez, et al. Information Resources Management in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges, Prospects, and the Librarian’s Role. Am J Inf Sci Technol. 2023;7(3):122-134. doi: 10.11648/j.ajist.20230703.14

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