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Evaluation of the Library Software Course Instructions in Tehran Universities

Library Herald Year : 2007, Volume : 45, Issue : 4 First page : ( 350) Last page : ( 361) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Evaluation of the Library Software Course Instructions in Tehran Universities and Comparison Between DOS and Windows Based Pars Azarakhsh Library Software

Riahinia Nosrat1, Assistant Professor and Head, Azimi Ali2, Student of Medical Library 1Department of LIS in Tarbiat Moalem University. E-mail: Sara_purriahi@tahoo.com 2Information Science in Iran University of Medical Sciences. E-mail: azimia@gmail.com

Abstract This paper studies the condition of Library software instructing in universities of Tehran. For performing the study, a descriptive survey was used and a self-designed questionnaire was prepared for the study. For validity, the questionnaire was referred to some informants to evaluate the items. Then, the questionnaires were distributed through LIS students of Tarbiat Moalem and Shahid Beheshti universities and finally 68 valid questionnaires returned. The findings showed that there is a significant relation between the theoretical instruction of library software and the practical training. It was revealed that the kind of library software affects to the LIS students’ satisfaction. The study concluded that despite the lack of financial resources, LIS departments should acquire some up to date library software for practical training, because the theoretical instruction is insufficient and will cause fostering inept librarians.