Investigating the Problems Being Faced by the Judicial Libraries Users: A Quantitative Study Conducted in Malakand Division Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Authors

  • Haseeb Khan M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Library and Information Management, Superior University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Iqbal Hussain Asad Professor, Department of Library and Information Management, Superior University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Adeel Ahmad M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Library and Information Management, Superior University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54183/jssr.v3i2.331

Keywords:

Judicial Libraries, Judges, Advocates, Problems

Abstract

Overall, judicial libraries play a critical role in supporting the legal profession, promoting access to justice, and preserving the history of the law and the judicial system. Therefore, the major aim of this research was to investigate the problems being faced by judicial library users in the Malakand division of KPK. To meet the objective of the research, the researcher employed a quantitative research design with a closed-ended survey questionnaire for the purpose of collecting data. The data were collected from Judges and Advocates. There were 310 participants who participated in this study. According to the statistics of the participants, there were 243 males and 67 females. The statistics suggest that the majority of the participants were males. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software, t-test, and ANOVA test. The problems found by the researcher include a lack of computer terminals in the digital library, libraries' Lack of prescribed textbooks, Slow internet speed, special skills required to use legal resources, Non-availability of law-related digital resources, Library Location of books very difficult, Lack of trained or professional staff in the library, Lack of knowledge regarding availability of electronic resources and services, No subscription for desired journals, Printing, and Scanning and photocopy problems, and  Lack of OPAC facility.

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Published

2023-06-30

How to Cite

Khan, H., Asad, I. H., & Ahmad, A. (2023). Investigating the Problems Being Faced by the Judicial Libraries Users: A Quantitative Study Conducted in Malakand Division Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Social Sciences Review, 3(2), 1030–1041. https://doi.org/10.54183/jssr.v3i2.331