Information Management in New Millennium

Opportunities and Challenges for Library Professionals

By Ashok Kumar Sahu

In the last decade, the Information Communication Technology revolution has had a drastic and far-reaching impact on all aspects of professional endeavor, particularly in the knowledge and information sector. Information Management (IM) is characterized by the phrase 'getting the right information to the right person at the right place at the right time.' In the 21st century, information plays an important role into the cultural, political, social, scientific, and technological development of a society. Information is the key resource in the productivity and growth of any organization. Information services have increased in variety, quantity, and quality. In this changing context, library professionals are facing many challenges to capture, process, store, and disseminate information. IM is a crucial job for the library professionals in the new era. The traditional approaches to information processing and organization are undergoing transformation due to rapid advances in the area of information technologies, electronic resources, and telecommunication. This collection of papers will help library professionals better understand how to manage information in a rapidly advancing environment. The book will also be a valuable resource for academics and professionals involved with managing information.


521 pages

Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788170005315