Capacity Building and Restructuring of Library and Information Centres
Edited by: Rabindra K. Mahapatra
'Capacity building' is an emerging concept applied to the revamping and restructuring of any kind of organizational set up. The application of this concept in developing organizations has generated a tremendous impact upon the efficient and effective operation of their activities. Non-government organizations, which are result-oriented enterprises, are utilizing the concept of capacity building more and more for their overall growth and development. Management experts have also considered the concept of capacity building as the most effective tool in developing an enterprise. In the emerging technological environment, libraries need to develop or strengthen various systems and services due to the greater need for manpower, infrastructure, finance, ICT applications, collection building, services, resource sharing, digitization, open access initiatives, institutional repositories, electronic publishing, networking, and continuing education activities. In the effective operation of all such initiatives and efficient operation of library activities, the concept of capacity building appears to be a successful management mantra for libraries. In order to explore the new avenues of the concept of capacity building, an academic seminar was organized in India. This book contains a collection of papers presented at the seminar, focusing on capacity building in India's library systems.
Publication Date: 12/31/2010