Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106173
Title:
Academic Libraries in India: a Present-Day Scenario
Author:
Mahajan, Preeti
Editors:
Bolin, Mary K.; Eckwright, Gail Z.
Citation:
Academic Libraries in India: a Present-Day Scenario 2005, 8(1) Library Philosophy and Practice
Publisher:
Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP)
Journal:
Library Philosophy and Practice
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106173
Submitted date:
2006-09-12
Abstract:
Education aims to impart knowledge and makes good citizens. Libraries are the repositories of knowledge and form an integral part of education. Libraries have a long history, starting with the chained and closed-access libraries of earlier times to the present-day hybrid, digital, and virtual libraries that use the latest technology for provision of information through various services. Accordingly, librarians have also changed from storekeepers who were concerned with protection of books against theft, mutilation, and pilferage, to that of information officers, navigators, and cybrarians who find themselves in the vast ocean of reading material and are busy in satisfying their clients who want anytime and anywhere information. With the advent of computers, the nature of libraries has changed dramatically. Computers are being used in libraries to process, store, retrieve and disseminate information. As a result, the traditional concept of library is being redefined from a place to access books to one which houses the most advanced media including CD-ROM, Internet, and remote access to a wide range of resources. Libraries have now metamorphosed into digital institutions. Gone are the days when a library was judged by its quantitative resources. Today, libraries are surrounded by networked data that is connected to a vast ocean of Internet-based services. Moreover, electronic resources relevant to the professions are developing at an unprecedented pace. Academic libraries are considered to be the nerve centres of academic institutions, and must support teaching, research, and other academic programmes. The situation in academic libraries of India is the same as that of academic libraries the world over; however, Indian libraries must provide maximum information with limited resources.
Type:
Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Academic Libraries
Local subject classification:
academic libraries; library consortia; INFLIBNET; UGC; INDEST; India

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorMahajan, Preetien_US
dc.contributor.editorBolin, Mary K.en_US
dc.contributor.editorEckwright, Gail Z.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-12T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:42:01Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-09-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationAcademic Libraries in India: a Present-Day Scenario 2005, 8(1) Library Philosophy and Practiceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106173-
dc.description.abstractEducation aims to impart knowledge and makes good citizens. Libraries are the repositories of knowledge and form an integral part of education. Libraries have a long history, starting with the chained and closed-access libraries of earlier times to the present-day hybrid, digital, and virtual libraries that use the latest technology for provision of information through various services. Accordingly, librarians have also changed from storekeepers who were concerned with protection of books against theft, mutilation, and pilferage, to that of information officers, navigators, and cybrarians who find themselves in the vast ocean of reading material and are busy in satisfying their clients who want anytime and anywhere information. With the advent of computers, the nature of libraries has changed dramatically. Computers are being used in libraries to process, store, retrieve and disseminate information. As a result, the traditional concept of library is being redefined from a place to access books to one which houses the most advanced media including CD-ROM, Internet, and remote access to a wide range of resources. Libraries have now metamorphosed into digital institutions. Gone are the days when a library was judged by its quantitative resources. Today, libraries are surrounded by networked data that is connected to a vast ocean of Internet-based services. Moreover, electronic resources relevant to the professions are developing at an unprecedented pace. Academic libraries are considered to be the nerve centres of academic institutions, and must support teaching, research, and other academic programmes. The situation in academic libraries of India is the same as that of academic libraries the world over; however, Indian libraries must provide maximum information with limited resources.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLibrary Philosophy and Practice (LPP)en_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otheracademic librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherlibrary consortiaen_US
dc.subject.otherINFLIBNETen_US
dc.subject.otherUGCen_US
dc.subject.otherINDESTen_US
dc.subject.otherIndiaen_US
dc.titleAcademic Libraries in India: a Present-Day Scenarioen_US
dc.typeJournal (On-line/Unpaginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLibrary Philosophy and Practiceen_US
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