Modern Library Services

Shifting from Print to Virtual

Libraries are constantly facing challenges due to new technology. To keep up with the latest developments, modernizing facilities and using electronic information tools and techniques to provide services in digital form have become essential. This has caused a major shift in the responsibilities of librarians, who are not only engaged in collection development but are also entrusted to provide advanced technological services, as well as generating financial resources for their respective institutions. This change has become easier in the electronic information era as information is treated as the ultimate resource. Computers and networks are expected to play an increasingly important role for resource sharing and information management. Use of information and communications techonology (ICT) is now treated as an essential technology for libraries. Emerging technologies, media, publishing trends, information storage methods, information retrieval practices, and more have changed the concept of library and information services. In this book, analyses are given of the possible changes in library and information services due to the emergence of the digital and virtual environment. The contents of this volume are broadly divided into twelve chapters on these topics, including: ICT in Libraries; Electronic Resources in Libraries; Soft Skills and Librarians; Institutional Repository; Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright; Marketing of Library Services; Application of Cloud Computing in Libraries; E-Learning and Librarianship; Knowledge Management in the Digital Era; Emerging Technology in Libraries; Open Source Software; and Modern Library Services. [Subject: Library Science]


Publication Date: 9/10/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788193431139


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