Investigating the degree to which Cybernetics pattern is applied in managing academic libraries in the city of Sanandaj
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As a living being and as an organized system, what conscious control and communication processes does the library face for maintaining its own organic situation? In the cybernetic pattern, library is an open system which should apply adjustment rules for survival, where this cannot be accomplished unless by cybernetic based management pattern. The current research aimed to investigate the functioning of academic libraries' managers in the city of Sanandaj in respect of each of the cybernetic pattern components and determination of the most successful academic library, such that the library is considered as a model and recommended guidelines are presented. This research is descriptive –survey and its statistical population consists of all Sanandaj academic libraries' managers, Data were gathered in two stages: 1) preparing fundamental components of cybernetic pattern from scientific source in order to develop a questionnaire; 2) investigating the status quo and the level of using cybernetic pattern in academic libraries of the city of Sanandaj. According to findings and testing of the first hypothesis, managers' functioning in using cybernetic pattern components for administering the academic libraries is favorable with the average obtained (3.35) and given the testing of the second hypothesis of the research, there is a direct and significant relationship between main components of cybernetic pattern. Also, the central library of Kurdistan Library, with the average rate of 3.94, has a more favorable functioning, compared to other academic libraries, with respect to library management via using cybernetic pattern components.
- Department of Science of Information and Knowledge, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department of Science of Information and Knowledge, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
- Department of Librarianship and Information, Payame Noor University, PO BOX 19395-3697, Tehran, Iran
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