Librarianship in cyber age

Chaurasia, Kamal Kumar Librarianship in cyber age., 2008 . In ICSSR sponsored Seminar on Trends and Strategic Issues for Libraries in Global Information Society, Chandigarh, India, 18-19 March 2008. [Conference paper]


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Technology has pushed human society from pulp to web page, from manuscripts to e–books, from leather binding to digital archives, to specify from store house of information to Information centre, Knowledge house, digital library so on and so forth including virtual library i.e. A library without walls. This metamorphism that is quite visible in life flesh and blood in today’s Library Information Centres (LIC’s) is a result of unlimited and extensive use of ICT. We must take up the challenge now. If we do not promote the public library as a key player in the networked information game, others will take over and maximum community benefit may not be achieved. The technology exists to start these developments and by having a vision of possibilities, which looks ahead two decades rather than two weeks, we can succeed. People will help the libraries if they are to benefit from the wealth of information in Cyberspace; help to lead full lives and contribute to society with all the resources that could be available. With effective use of IT, public libraries could conquer the illiteracy and ignorance in the Indian society and very near to achieve the level of transparency and equality in society.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: cyber, internet, librarianship, professional development
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education.
Depositing user: Kamal Kumar Chaurasia
Date deposited: 24 Sep 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12


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