International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Library Science | Kuwait | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023


The Attitude toward the Implementation of Interactive Applications (IAs) in Kuwaiti Academic Libraries: College of Medicine Library as a Model

Husian F. Ghuloum | Rabab Dawoud Alsaffar | Zuwainah Al-Lamki


Abstract: This study seeks to investigate the attitude and awareness toward the implementation of Interactive Applications (IAs) in the College of Medicine Library (CML) at Kuwait University (KU), as well as to explore the perspective of this technology use among medical collages` students and faculty members. It adopted a quantitative method by using a questionnaire to collect data from students and faculty members from four medical colleges in KU, which were the College of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, and College of Dentistry. The main findings indicated that IAs are important to the participants and to their medical field, however, they are still not aware towards IAs usage in CML and they are not ready to use it. Furthermore, the results revealed that there are several challenges which hinder the use of IAs in CML at KU such as there are no workshops towards IAs in medical fields, financial issues, network maintenance, and lack of awareness and attitude toward IAs usage. This study should be an eye - opener for both the researcher and the practitioners that the IAs are still lacking in the medical colleges at Kuwait University, despite the increasing needs from the faculty members and students. Limitations in this study are related with the ability of the findings to be generalised to other students in different majors. More research needs to be conducted on the usefulness of Interactive Application technologies in HEI?s libraries.


Keywords: Interactive Applications, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Academic libraries, State of Kuwait


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 535 - 543


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