A Survey of Data Governance Strategies to Provide Effective Information Services in Academic Libraries

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Abstract

This research aims to study the dimensions of implementation of data governance strategies in planning in order to provide information services of libraries of Islamic Azad University.
The research is an analytical-survey study. The statistical population includes central libraries of Islamic Azad University’s branches in provincial centers (35 branches), their managers and librarians (155 individuals).
The research findings revealed that librarians’ attitude toward seven components of providing information services in central libraries of Islamic Azad University including data quality, data usage, data standard, data security and data modeling do not have significant relationship with their educational level, academic major, and work experience while the component of data usage and data standard in educational level showed a significant relationship. Results of the study also showed that average feasibility for implementation of data governance strategies in providing information services was higher than that of average population. In addition, librarians evaluate feasibility for implementation of data governance strategies in data organization in central libraries of Islamic Azad University to be desirable which is higher than average level. Accordingly, the highest to lowest scores for the components include data usage, data process, data quality, data integrity, data security, data modeling and standard in service delivery. The results also show that libraries can largely implement these strategies.
The impact of data governance on the organization of information resources leads to proper planning in academic libraries.

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