Information Technology in Library and Information Services
With the rapid growth in computer and communication technology, as well as the ease in disseminating information, library bibliographic control has become difficult, forcing contemporary libraries to make a paradigm shift from the age old traditional library operation to automation with the latest state-of-the-art operations. Such a change has played a key role in increasing, to considerable magnitude, the expectations by library clientele. Information Technology (IT) is the boon of the 21st century, providing quick and easy accessibility. The technological developments in information transfer emphasize the fact that universal availability of information is no longer a utopian concept. The promising and diversified possibilities of IT have reduced the space and time between people, countries, and continents, and have ultimately led to the emerging concept of the 'global village.' The application of IT in library and information services is manifold, and in such a time of rapid development in the field of science and technology, it is impossible to remain untouched or unaffected by it. This book examines the various technologies and identifies the impact of electronic media in modern libraries and information centers.
Publication Date: 4/1/2008