Future Librarianship in Knowledge Society
Modern libraries and library and information science professionals face many challenges in the knowledge society driven by information technology. It is also true that the emerging knowledge society offers many new opportunities. Information and communication technology has changed the ways in which the information is published, stored, organized, retrieved, accessed, communicated, and utilized. Libraries without walls in the form of digital repositories and portals are now accessible to users without barriers of space and time. It is important to discuss and comprehend the implications of these vibrant changes for the benefit of the profession. With this objective in mind, a national conference on Future Librarianship in the Knowledge Society was organized at the University of Calicut in March 2007. This book contains both theoretical and practical papers presented at the conference. The book will be instrumental in encouraging library and information science professionals to recognize the great responsibility they have to shoulder in the ever dynamic knowledge society.
Publication Date: 4/1/2008