Towards digitization: problems and prospects for the libraries of Bangladesh

Islam, Shariful Towards digitization: problems and prospects for the libraries of Bangladesh., 2011 . In World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists 2011 (WCOMLIS 2011), Selayang (Malaysia), 16-17 November, 2011. [Conference paper]

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Digitization is no more a new concepts in the library and information science field. But as a third world country like Bangladesh it is still a challenging issue. This paper mainly focused on the recent updates of the library digitization activities and more particularly identified the digitization problems identically. The findings of this paper is almost shocking, very few libraries of Bangladesh has been taken digitization program successfully where most of the libraries are still far behind from any sort of digitization effort to their library and even more they do not have the required infrastructural facilities to take any kind of digitization project. It is assumed that the initiatives for bibliographic database, full-text database, hosting indigenous information product over the internet, technology based information communication activities are at the elementary level at the maximum number of the university libraries of Bangladesh. This paper ends up some concluding remarks for the libraries of Bangladesh and more importantly the findings of this paper will definitely help the libraries of Bangladesh to identify their problems regarding digitization and hope fully able to find out the right solution.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Digital library, Digitization barriers, Digitization process, Library Digitization, University libraries of Bangladesh.
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
Depositing user: Shariful Islam
Date deposited: 11 Feb 2013 11:21
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/18536

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