Re-engineering Public Library services for the networked community in the Indian context

Parameswaran, N. and Vimal Kumar, V. Re-engineering Public Library services for the networked community in the Indian context., 2008 . In Redefining The Role Of Public Libraries In India:The Knowledge Society Imperatives, National Seminar, Thiruvananthapuram (India), 6 – 8 August 2008. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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Public libraries have a social mission which involves in providing collections and services to meet a community’s information needs. They exist to serve communities. It is the local gate way to knowledge and provides a basic condition for life long learning, independent decision making and cultural development of the individual and social groups. But tremendous changes in the Information and Communication Technology and changing life style has greatly influenced the information seeking behavior of the library users. Library services based on the conventional service model lack the new information services and there exist a large gap between user needs and actual library service. The public library services should be re-engineered to meet the changing atmosphere. The paper stresses that the library leaders must have the skills to create and nurture a new type of library culture in which changeis encouraged and new visions of service implemented. It opines that a new focus on the needs of non traditional library users has also become necessary to attract the community.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: public library
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
Depositing user: Vimal Kumar V.
Date deposited: 28 Dec 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:18


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