Cost benefit analysis of College Library Automation

Raman Nair, R. Cost benefit analysis of College Library Automation. RILSAR Bulletin of Information Technology, 1994, vol. 9, n. 1-4, pp. 4-8. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Library and information service in the college is a very important constituent that determine the quality of academic programmes. Presently college libraries in India are not in a position to fulfill their important objective due to unplanned growth, irrelevant collections, poor organization of materials, high cost of books, journals and storage, unqualified staff, and inefficient retrieval systems. Revitalization of college libraries has become urgent in the context of deteriorating quality of higher education and research. This paper is an attempt to check how far and in what aspects the computer technology can be used by colleges to strengthen library facilities and to improve the quality of resources, their organization and services. The study finds that computers can be used for revitalizing college library system at 33% less cost than that is required for traditional methods. Library will also get computer systems, which can be used for providing additional facilities without any extra investment.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: College Library Automation Revitalization India Kerala Computers
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
L. Information technology and library technology > LQ. Library automation systems.
L. Information technology and library technology > LB. Computer networking.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 26 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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