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Big Data Applications for Improving Library Services
A person trained in library science and engaged in library service.
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Awareness of Big Data Usage and Applications Among Librarians in Zimbabwe
Josiline Phiri Chigwada (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe) and Justice Kasiroori (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3049-8.ch002
The chapter showcases the awareness of big data usage among librarians in Zimbabwe. The concept of big data is new, and librarians are building capacity to move with the current trends in librarianship. This chapter assists in pointing areas where big data can be applied in libraries. It also documents the challenges that are faced when using big data applications and proffer solutions that can be applied to deal with those challenges. It answers the question of whether it is practical to utilise big data in any type of library. A qualitative study was done where an online questionnaire was administered to twenty librarians in research institutions in Zimbabwe. The findings revealed that librarians are aware of the big data concept but are not utilising the tools and techniques in data mining and analysis. The authors recommend that capacity building should be done to equip librarians with the requisite skills.
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