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Internet of Things in contemporary academic libraries: application and challenges

Internet of Things in contemporary academic libraries: application and challenges Academic libraries are constantly adopting emerging technologies to deliver innovative services. A recent trend in technological innovation is the Internet of Things (IoT). Consequently, this study theoretically x-rayed the various ways in which IoT could be applied to academic libraries and the expected challenges associated with the adoption of the technology.Design/methodology/approachThis study used the review method to examine the application of IoT in contemporary academic libraries.FindingsThis study explained the concept of IoT and went further to x-ray the application of IoTs in academic libraries as it affects critical aspects of the library operations, thereby justifying how IoT influences innovative service delivery. The peculiar challenges faced by academic libraries in developing countries were also discussed.Originality/valueThis study’s value is reflected in the need to examine IoT adoption in academic libraries from the perspective of both developing and developed countries, where for certain reasons, the diffusion of new technology is relatively slow. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0741-9058
DOI
10.1108/lhtn-05-2021-0019
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Abstract

Academic libraries are constantly adopting emerging technologies to deliver innovative services. A recent trend in technological innovation is the Internet of Things (IoT). Consequently, this study theoretically x-rayed the various ways in which IoT could be applied to academic libraries and the expected challenges associated with the adoption of the technology.Design/methodology/approachThis study used the review method to examine the application of IoT in contemporary academic libraries.FindingsThis study explained the concept of IoT and went further to x-ray the application of IoTs in academic libraries as it affects critical aspects of the library operations, thereby justifying how IoT influences innovative service delivery. The peculiar challenges faced by academic libraries in developing countries were also discussed.Originality/valueThis study’s value is reflected in the need to examine IoT adoption in academic libraries from the perspective of both developing and developed countries, where for certain reasons, the diffusion of new technology is relatively slow.

Journal

Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 22, 2021

Keywords: Libraries; Internet of Things; Technology acceptance model; Emerging technologies; Academic libraries; Technology in libraries

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