What's the acceptance level of mobile library services among NLAI users?
Because of uncertainty about exact number of NLAI users, 150 questionnaires were distributed randomly among users in several steps.
Results about NLAI users' approaches and using rate of their mobile phones showed: roughly 100% of respondents primarily use their phones to make calls and send text messages routinely.
Mobile Internet Using rate by NLAI Users' via web browsing mobile phones showed that 49% of respondent (figure1) used their phones to check and explore: e-mail, chat, web logs and news, scientific, entertainment, social networks and downloading websites (see figure2).
Results showed that current awareness of book overdue (salons, or in NLAI public library) by 76% and providing audio tours of the library with 33% owned the lowest interest.
This can be a great serving opportunity for NLAI to use mobile phone.
b) Research: in addition to all governmental and non-governmental scientific and research institutes and bodies, which may intend to accept the projects proposed by the NLAI in this regard or support some studies on their own in this field; the present study proposes the use of technical and scientific ability of the Research Institute for ICT (ITRC), especially the Information Technology faculty of this institute (thanks to its special position in Ministry of ICT) for qualitatively supervising and executing the research projects in this field.
c) Development and implementation: Development of a Web resources archive not only requires technical and telecommunication facilities in the NLAI but also needs a connection with broad bandwidth and without filtering; and hence, this project is not feasible without the cooperation of Zirsakht Company.
The study is also of the opinion that it is necessary to incorporate a permanent committee for investigation and customization of metadata standards in the NLAI.
Considering the exertion of filtering by Iran Telecommunications Company, a proprietary internet line without filtering should be allocated to the NLAI.
The archive's backup copy should be kept in a place other than the NLAI in order to maintain the security.
It should be noted that, in order to develop collections of digital resources, Digital Library Project was implemented in NLAI in 2008, in the trial phase of which a selected collection of digital but non-Web resources were made available to the public via the NLAI's Web site.