Trends and Impact of Information Technology in Libraries
The rapid advances in information technology combined with accelerating developments in computer technology have offered tremendous opportunities in the field of information management. The developments in information technology have made it possible for us to access a wide variety of electronic information resources across the globe easily, instantaneously and economically. Worldwide libraries have been exploring new technologies for providing better and faster access to vast information resources and effective value added information services to their users. Information Technology has provided better solutions to achieve greater level of efficiency, productivity and excellence in services of libraries. Application of IT in libraries has become inevitable in an era of information explosion and widespread use of digital information resources. Effective application of IT in libraries helps them perform their operations and services most efficiently. Technological advancements have made significant impact on the growth of knowledge and unlocking of human potential. The impact of information technology is enormous and global in its magnitude. It has become an integral part of all aspects of the library. It has a profound impact on library operations, information resources, services, skill requirements of the library staff and users expectations. Information technology has virtually unlimited potential for variety of useful applications in libraries as it significantly contributes to the improved quality, increased productivity, efficient operations, better resource sharing and more effective services to the users. This book helps the library professionals to better understand how to implement information technology with appropriate planning. It would be a valuable resource for the librarians, academics, professionals, students and researchers. The study contributes towards those libraries, which are seriously interested to computerize their libraries with a commitment to provide quality library services to their users.
Publication Date: 10/25/2016