عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The purpose of this feasibility study was to investigate the creating of a virtual reference Network in the Special Libraries of Art in Tehran, tried to review the Special libraries of art in the case of facilities and modern technologies of the Internet aspects for reference services.
Methodology: It was an analytical survey. The Statistical population was 24 special libraries of art, without any Samplings. The Researcher made questionnaire with the reliability of Cronbach's alpha coefficient (0.829) was used to gather information. The Inferential statistics was used. Spss16 software was used to analyze data.
Findings: Research findings showed that the most of libraries don’t have Necessary Hardware and Software equipments and facilities for creating the virtual reference Network. Employee Status from the course of number, skills and course of study was more than average. 83 percent of libraries use integrated reference services (electronic and traditional). Status of Acquisition and funds of resources was Moderate. Organizational structure, with 39 percent of these libraries has compatible to implement the virtual reference network.
Conclusion: More than 50 percent of libraries didn’t have acceptable facilities and conditions for creating the virtual reference network. Most libraries with respect to the adequacy of the expertise requisite manpower, computer and network, and the budget were not able to join this network