The Evolution of Scholarly Digital Library Needs in an International Environment: Social Reference Management Systems and Qatar Conference Paper uri icon


  • Qatar has become an active research producer of data, publications, and other scholarly works. We studied the evolving scholarly activities and needs of researchers in this relatively new research environment, and compared them with previous findings from a well-established environment in the United States. The initial findings shed some light on the similarities and differences in information seeking behavior and information needs. We also highlighted some requirements and solutions appropriate for future international digital libraries and social reference management systems. Springer International Publishing 2013.

published proceedings

  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

author list (cited authors)

  • Alhoori, H., Thompson, C., Furuta, R., Impagliazzo, J., Fox, E. A., Samaka, M., & Al-Maadeed, S.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Alhoori, Hamed||Thompson, Carole||Furuta, Richard||Impagliazzo, John||Fox, Edward A||Samaka, Mohammed||Al-Maadeed, Somaya

publication date

  • January 2013