Impact of information superhighway on Library and Information Services at Kerala Agricultural University

Raman Nair, R. Impact of information superhighway on Library and Information Services at Kerala Agricultural University., 1997 . In 21st All India Conference of IASLIC, Coimbatore (India), 26-29 December 1997. [Conference paper]


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Gives a historical perspective of the library and information system development at Kerala Agricultural University, India since its establishment in 1971. It is observed that Dr. K.M. Michael the Vice Chancellor was the first to initiate programmes for development of the ICT infrastructure of the university and also library and information system modernization programmes. Makes a quick evaluation of the high tech central library building, library network, electronic library, Internet based services etc introduced during his period. Observes the changes in policies related to collection development, journal subscriptions and cost effectiveness resulting from the introduction of ICT based system. The training programmes for enabling the staff to adjust with the new system, the reaction of the staff and users to the changes etc are also observed. The quick survey concludes by stating that with ICT application more information resources came into the control of the university, existing services could be improved and additional services not dreamed off earlier also became possible.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Kerala Agricultural University Library Information ICT Networking Modernization Electronic Digital
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DI. Science libraries.
L. Information technology and library technology > LB. Computer networking.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 01 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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