Transforming traditional libraries into Digital Libraries

Joseph, V Edwin and Mohan, V (2010) Transforming traditional libraries into Digital Libraries. In: Knowledge Mangement: Issues and strategies. U-Day Publishers and Printers, New Delhi, pp. 150-159.


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    Information Technology (IT) developments have changed the ICAR, ICMR and CSIR Institutes' libraries over the last few decades and speculates about further changes to come. The study discussed a 3 phase procession of the effects of IT on organization: modernization, innovation and transformation. The first stage of the study is to dominate by the theme of computerization of library applied a growing range of IT in the management of collection of primarily print on agriculture, industry and medical science information. The second stage is the rise of public access through LAN and WAN shared information it's resulted that Public Access Cataloguing (PAC), abstracting and indexing databases (CDRom database) had become quite large as a result of respective conversion programs for older books and some years of use in cataloguing new acquisitions. The development of automation age, print content goes electronic, online catalogue through widely popular rapidly created demand for actual content in digital form. The third stage is the innovation and transformation of information the institutions characterized by an enormous, exhilarating flowering of innovation, creativity and experimentation. The libraries must turn their attention to defining their mission and activities in relationship to their transforming information. Numerous troubles some issues had already encountered. High cost, pricing, licesing copy right, uninterrupted online access, perpetual access to back issues etc. will be much harder and more challenging issues.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Transforming traditional libraries; Digital Libraries
    Subjects: Library & Information Science > Library Management
    Library & Information Science
    Library & Information Science > Institutional Repository
    Divisions: Library & Documentation
    Depositing User: Mr. Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 04:30
    Last Modified: 13 May 2016 09:54

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