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Application of Collaborative Technologies in Academic Libraries: Perception of College Librarians in Maharashtra

Collaborative technologies are software tools and platforms that enable individuals and teams to work together on shared projects, tasks, and goals, regardless of their physical location. These technologies facilitate communication, information sharing, and collaboration in real time or asynchronously. Consequently, knowledge facilitation practices in academic libraries have also changed and need to be analyzed. For this study, an initial review of the literature was conducted to determine the role that ICT and collaborative tools play in academic libraries. This review included a detailed description of collaborative tools in libraries, including their use, viability, application, and influence, as well as a broad perspective on previous studies in the area, with the goal of identifying significant factors related to it. Because it is a descriptive study, the outcome will be derived from information acquired from real-life experiences. For this study primary data has been gathered through a structured questionnaire. Structured questionnaires were used to collect the data from selected librarians of the Maharashtra state. An online survey method was employed and the data was arranged for analysis. The data was gathered through an online structured questionnaire that was circulated through email, ILOSC Google Forum, and librarian's what’s app group, which drew 215 responses from Maharashtra state of India during the period from August 2022 to October 2022 and only 202 questionnaires were found to be valid for analysis. The data were analyzed using Microsoft Excel, SPSS analytical tools and visually displayed in accordance with the objectives described. The hypothesis of the current study has been tested by using the statistical tests: One-way ANOVA to test the proposed research hypotheses. This study aims to present a picture of the perspectives of college librarians towards the application of collaborative technologies in academic libraries.

Academic Libraries, Collaborative Online Library Services, Collaborative Technologies, Collaborative Tools, Key Competence for LIS Professionals

APA Style

Anant Madhav Kulkarni, Muthumari Pandiyan, Manik Sujit Rajopadhye, Satish Bharat Bhawal. (2023). Application of Collaborative Technologies in Academic Libraries: Perception of College Librarians in Maharashtra. American Journal of Information Science and Technology, 7(3), 135-144.

ACS Style

Anant Madhav Kulkarni; Muthumari Pandiyan; Manik Sujit Rajopadhye; Satish Bharat Bhawal. Application of Collaborative Technologies in Academic Libraries: Perception of College Librarians in Maharashtra. Am. J. Inf. Sci. Technol. 2023, 7(3), 135-144. doi: 10.11648/j.ajist.20230703.15

AMA Style

Anant Madhav Kulkarni, Muthumari Pandiyan, Manik Sujit Rajopadhye, Satish Bharat Bhawal. Application of Collaborative Technologies in Academic Libraries: Perception of College Librarians in Maharashtra. Am J Inf Sci Technol. 2023;7(3):135-144. doi: 10.11648/j.ajist.20230703.15

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