Modern electronic management that uses advanced technology is a qualitative leap that contributed to the promotion of public facilities by abandoning traditional management methods, and optimal management, the more scientific and technological means are used in the facility, the better the service and the higher the quality. Most of the vital institutions in their administrations and educational institutions have used modern technological means and connected to the Internet, which reflected positively on the quality of learning and teaching.
With the beginning of the communication revolution and the emergence of the Internet, information has become in a radical change, as it has made a great leap in the world of the Internet, and in order to facilitate the process of connecting things and transferring data, the trend has become from the Internet of Communications to the Internet of Things, and this article comes to highlight the concept of the Internet of Things and study the nature of its impact on academic libraries, then analyze the size of intellectual production on this subject in the Scopus database during the last decade, and the results showed the presence of 47,302 studies, and the beginning of the momentum was in 2018 and is still on the rise; this is due to the expansion of the features of the term over the years because it is a fairly new term, and because China is one of the largest industrialized countries, it is one of the most interested countries in publishing in this field in general and Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications in particular, and the Internet of Things is one of these industries, and conference work is the most types of information sources published in the Internet of Things followed by scientific articles according to the latest results, and the science major has been awarded The computer is the most common subject area.
In current years, the Internet of Things is one of the most interesting concepts that may in turn be a major challenge for libraries. In recent years, the issue of using this technology for the needs of libraries has become raised in international conferences and meetings and discussed globally in Internet pages, specialized blogs and scientific journals, which proves the importance of this topic for specialists and has become a topic of interest for library associations, however, it is important to find scientific and comprehensive information and accurate and in-depth studies of this topic.
On the other hand, the medical sector has benefited from modern communication technologies and digital transformation, and “Internet of Things” technologies in the field of health care have contributed to improving daily work and monitoring in hospitals, especially in patient care. In this context, the global research institution “Gartner” indicates that there will be more than 20 billion connectors in the next few years, and the base of medical devices equipped with the Internet of Things is expected to reach 646 million soon, which means that the medical sector is expected to constitute 25% of the Internet of Things market. Because of the availability of data exchange capabilities, the Internet of Things has played an important role in maintaining patient safety and health, as well as improving how doctors provide care in enhancing patient engagement and satisfaction by allowing patients to spend more time interacting with their doctors.
Relying on the Internet of Things technology, it has become easy to identify health problems, monitor patients and the elderly remotely, and provide them with health care in a timely manner and as soon as possible, relying on IoT technology, the medical staff can follow a patient who has a heart defect and may suffer cardiac arrest, but by relying on an algorithm that can distinguish the patient’s dying inhalation sound and the possibility of the doctor communicating with the patient’s relatives to resuscitate him remotely, Others from Stanford University presented a wearable body net chip consisting of sensors to sense human breathing and pulse.
Some people with chronic diseases or the elderly may be exposed to sudden falls and are at great risk as a result of not having access to health care in a timely manner, and here comes the role of the Internet of Things to carry out the process of follow-up, monitoring, analysis and making the appropriate decision .