Librarianship in 21st Century

Edited by: H. N. Prasad, Aditya Tripathi, Rajani Mishra, Manoj Kumar Verma

Librarianship, which involves a number of interrelated functions and activities, aims at serving the user population with knowledge and information. The multiple facets of librarianship are greatly influenced by the application of information and communications technology (ICT). Acquisition, organization, storage and retrieval techniques have been modified and improved in the light of new technologies. LIS professionals are expected to be well-versed with the ICT tools. ICT can help libraries to develop a collaborative and participative environment that is necessary to develop user-centric library services. Advancement in technology has made online connectivity easier and faster, helping the libraries to share the knowledge resources in real time. Web technology gives libraries the opportunity to offer improved customer driven service to the users. With so many technological changes occuring so quickly, virtual libraries will soon become a reality. The content of the book will provide information to libraries and information professionals to help them understand how the newly emerging technologies can be applied in modernizing library services. [Subject: Library and Information Science]

Publication Date: 1/6/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788170007982