International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 1 (2013), No. 4, Pages 32-41

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v1i4p32

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Teachers' Perception of the Library Automation: A Case Study of a Malaysian Resource Center

Rouhollah Khodabandelou1  Sunita Yashvant Kumar1  Nurul Munirah bnti Johari1  Leila Karimi2 

1Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia
2Institute of Education, International Islamic University Malysia (IIUM), Malaysia


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Automation is an essential technology today. It is crucial that school library changes its role and upgrades it to comply with the new demands of new information programmes. Singh (1996) emphasized for library to change its role because school libraries today are no longer the traditional reading rooms and study halls; they are evolving to become facilitators in information services and gateways to the wider information world. This study aims to investigate teachers’ motivation level on the automation system among the teacher-librarians as well as examine perceived usefulness of automation system among the teacher-librarians. The study found that the automation system has captured the teacher-librarians attention on using this system in their school resource center and has ultimately led to increased user satisfaction.

Keywords: educational resource center, Automation, School resource center, Teachers’ perception

To Cite this Article: Khodabandelou, R., Kumar, S. Y., Johari, N. M. B., & Karimi, L. (2013). Teachers’ perception of the library automation: a case study of a Malaysian resource center. International Education Research, 1(4), 32-41.

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Teachers' Perception of the Library Automation: A Case Study of a Malaysian Resource Center