Who Should Manage Information Technology Development in Universities?

Raman Nair, R. Who Should Manage Information Technology Development in Universities?, 2000 . In Information Services in a Networked Environment in India. National Convention for Automation of Libraries in Education and Research (CALIBER-2000), Chennai,University of Madras, 16-18 February, 2000. [Conference paper]


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The study argues that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Development in a university, research institute or organization whose mandate is not electronics, computer hardware or software development and or related research is not acquisition, research, development or distribution of ICT related stacks and solutions. It is mainly application of ICT to improve speed, efficiency and quality of activities which are the institute’s mandate, and development of an ICT infrastructure to facilitate that. Hence ICT should mean there the convergence of information recorded in traditional and digital media, their storage, organization, retrieval and dissemination and application of ICT related tools for these functions. These are the functions traditionally undertaken by library and information service professionals. Information or content which is to be the life blood of an organization is to be pumped by its heart the library. Hence the paper strongly recommends that in forming ICT Strategy and in ICT Infrastructure Development in an Institution the major role is to be played by librarian or the Head, who is responsible for managing the information resources of that Institution.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: ICT Information Communication Technology Management University Decision Strategy
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
K. Housing technologies. > KA. Resources centers.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
F. Management.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
L. Information technology and library technology
I. Information treatment for information services > IK. Design, development, implementation and maintenance
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 01 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/7877


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