Document Type : Articles


1 Ph.D. candidate in Knowledge and Information Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan Branch, Iran and Public Libraries Foundation, Director of Fars Branch

2 Associate Prof., Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan Branch, Iran

3 Assistant Prof., Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch, Iran and Public Libraries Foundation, Director of Hamadan Branch


This study tries to investigate the rate of meeting goals of Public Libraries 2025 Vision and compare this situation in 2025 with that of in 2010 and 2015. So, different situations in three different years, namely, 2010, 2015, and 2025 have been compared by taking into account the indicators regarding 2025 vision document using related data taken from public libraries in each province separately. The findings show that the current situation of the five indicators studied in 2025 has significant difference compared with that of in 2015. Also a comparison between the current situation in 2015 and a past one in 2010 shows a significant difference and an increase in them in terms of three indicators, space, resources and employee. It should be mentioned that there are not a significant difference between these two years, 2010 and 2015, regarding two indicators, book borrowing and membership.


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