—WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for
Microwave Access is a new technology designed for sharing all
kinds of data over long distances using wireless communication.
It can be used to cover an area of a few square kilometres, such
as a college campus or a small town. Its reach is greater than the
more familiar “Wi-Fi” networks often employed in offices,
homes or coffee shops. Sharing resources such as digital books
and articles,E-learning materials, and E-services is necessary
for the entire user in frequent and uninterrupted access.This
study uses a sample approach to enhance the sharing of digital
library resources including medical data, books, and other
administrative data resources between universities and other
entities. It is proposed that WiMAX technology should be
implemented for sharing digital library resources among the
various colleges within King Khalid University (KKU), Saudi
Arabia. Successful implementation of this model will justify
extending it to other universities.
—WiMAX, digital library, base station, mobile
Saeed Q. Y. Al-Khalidi Al-Maliki is with the Department of Management
Information Systems, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences,
King Khalid University (KKU), KSA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Saeed Q. Y. Al-Khalidi Al-Maliki, "The Significance of WiMax on Resource Sharing among Saudi Universities: A Study of King Khalid University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 961-964, 2015.