المكتبة الرقمية بالجامعة الجزائرية
بن السبتي عبد المالك
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New information technologies and communication, scientific development and expansion of education as well as changes in libraries and information and the emergence of networks compatible with various sources of information are factors that have affected libraries and information services. Now, these services play a key role in access to essential information resources for students and researchers. Many countries have been involved in the launch of digital library projects that have had great success in Europe and the United States of America. In Algeria, Ahmed Aroua library of the University of Emir Abdelkader in Constantine is among the first Algerian university libraries involved in a digitization project since 2002. This study focuses on this project, the causes and reasons for its emergence , the stages of its implementation in addition to evaluation of its services to users. To develop the field study, we conducted a survey with a questionnaire ,as a tool for effective information gathering, composed of 39 questions and distributed to 186 teachers from which 148 questionnaires have been returned. Subdivided into two main parts, the study consists of an introduction, 13 chapters, a conclusion, a bibliography and appendices. Thus, the first part consists of 6 chapters reserved exclusively to the theoretical study with respect to digital libraries, their characteristics, the scanning procedures and the different metadata standards, the sixth chapter, which closes the first part of study spreads the pilot projects of digital libraries around the world. Consisted of six chapters, the second part is devoted to the field study aimed to examine the documentation practices of teachers, their tendencies, their attitudes towards the use of electronic resources and also their views on the digital library of their university. The sixth chapter focuses on planning and execution of digital projects in academic libraries. The 13th chapter discusses the results of the survey on which a set of recommendations were suggested such as: - Qualification of practicing librarians. -Launching of the digital library of thesis at the university, manuscripts, periodicals of the university research laboratories and all the works and documents not subject to copyright. - Focus on the launch of a department responsible for the management of the digital library at the university whose primary mission is based on evaluation and program development and delivery services as well as to ensure ongoing support.