Library Science

  • Digitization and digital preservation

    Digitization and digital preservation

    What is Digitization? Witten and David (2003) defined digitization as the process of taking traditional library materials, that are in the form of books and papers and converting them to the electronic form, where they can be stored and manipulated by a computer. This basically involves changing analog data into a digital form, so that it is easier to access and also has a long…

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  • Library Materials

    Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials

    1.1 Introduction: The present world is fast changing from the industrial world to the information world. It requires speedy, accurate, ready and reliable information. A large amount of information is being generated every moment. The information has become a strategic raw material and a dominating factor in decision making and execution. Information is and will be a primordial need for each individual in this world.…

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  • Knowledge and Knowledge Management

    Knowledge and Knowledge Management

    Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems: An Overview 1.1 Knowledge: The word knowledge is described as “justified true belief.” In a psychological context, whenever one thinks an idea is generated, which when conserved by human mind gives rise to knowledge. Ever since the man has become the thinker, knowledge has been growing (Husain, 2005). Knowledge is a part of a gamut of data, information, knowledge,…

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  • ICT Skills of Librarian

    ICT Skills for LIS Professionals

    The new generation academic librarians grow up with the electronic online environment, which is ubiquitous in their daily lives. The flexibility of younger academic librarians is more for technology-oriented services compared to their older colleagues, not interested in stereotyped librarianship, more interested in technology-enabled services (Emanuel, 2013). Playing with digital video or video games is more than traditional games, using and connected with friends through…

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  • Library Professional Development

    Changing Role of Library Professionals in Digital Environment

    1.0 Introduction: The academic libraries are moving gradually towards supporting information-driven economy rather than the conveyance of ready-made answers. Information and library services should on their part to take care of the consistently developing demand for information and media educated subjects, who have the right skills required in exploring through the huge measures of both information and disinformation freely accessible to anybody with access to…

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  • Informaton literacy

    Need of Information Literacy Skills

    Introduction: Academic Research is one of the fundamental components of human well-being and national productivity. Though research is not to be blamed for a country’s problem, it is a critical part of the solution. High-quality academic research results can provide ways to develop a solution to any of the issues. Today, information has become a major economic commodity and citizens need to be educated for…

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  • Culture education and public library

    Role of Public Library in Educational & cultural development of a nation

    Role of Public Library in cultural development of a nation: Culture is a peculiar term to define. It is easily understood but difficult to perceive. Culture is the essence of knowledge and education. This is got from information. Public Library is a source of such information for the cultural changes of a Nation. The cultural growth can be initiated by the Public Library as follows;…

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  • Social Development

    Role of public library in the social development of a nation

    The paintings, sculpture and other arts provided a first high way of communications in constructing the idea in its original form. But with the provision of books whether be it palm leaf swan together, the papyrus of sheepskin scroll or printed pages bound between covers, the book has given a permanent, easily accessible record of thought. What is more, it is compact and thus easy…

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  • Public library for the success of democracy

    Public library plays a vital role in the success of democracy. There are many similarities in the definitions, objectives, and functions of a public library with democracy. They are interdependent with each other. The term democracy derives from the Greek words Demos the people and Krotos power. “It is a government by the people; also a community so governed.” forms of government in general and…

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  • Digital Repository

    Digital Repository

    Introduction: We are in the age of digital environment where Information Technology (IT) has been used extensively to record, store, and disseminate the information in the digital form. The IT has almost converted the world into a global village. The revolution in the IT sector is influencing the information industry also. The Libraries are also changing to meet the demand put on it. The new…

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