Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 phd condidate

2 Allameh Tabataba'i University

3 Associate Prof. Department of Communication and Knowledge Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University,

4 Nadjla Hariri Professor, Department of Communication and Knowledge Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

10.22054/dcm.2023.69508.1145

Abstract

Purpose: This research aims to identify and evaluate the risks of content production in the government digital libraries of Tehran.

Method: This research is mixed in nature (library studies, qualitative and quantitative) and practical in terms of purpose. In the first part, using the studies in the research literature, a set of indicators related to the risks of content production in the public libraries of Tehran was obtained. The second part of this qualitative research is a fuzzy Delphi approach that was conducted in two stages among 20 experts. In this stage, a researcher-made questionnaire based on the indicators obtained from the first stage has been used. The third part is survey-analytical research which was distributed among 100 managers and experts of government digital libraries in Tehran with 3 criteria the probability of occurrence, effect intensity, and the inability of the organization to react.

Findings: In this research, the risks of content production were identified in 9 main issues (human source, environmental factors, infrastructure, protection and maintenance, technical, creators' rights, integration, content evaluation of sources and creators, and information security).

Conclusion: The results of this evaluation show that digital libraries are not at an optimal level in how they react to the risk of human resources, authors' rights, and integration risks.

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