ICT in Library

  • ICT and Information

    Impact of ICT in Library and Society

    Impact of Information and Communication Technology-ICT 1. Impact of ICT on Society: Developments in ICT have brought about the merger of the computing, information, Communications, entertainment, and mass media industries thereby providing a means of exchanging information anytime, anywhere in the digital format used by computers. This technological convergence has brought about an enormous impact on the way we live, work, think and play. These…

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    Impact of ICT in the library

    Why is ICT Needed in Libraries?

    Needs of ICT in the Library. The emerging trends of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its application explore the opportunity to make more efficient the functions and services of Libraries. These paradigm changes have not only specified new exploratory and innovations thoughts of managing the functions and services of Libraries but also create an unprecedented challenging environment for professionals and information officers to fulfill the…

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    ICT Based Library Services

    Some library users are adopting electronic habits, making increasing use of the new ICT including computers, the Internet, the Web, Intranet, Extranet, and other technologies. As a result, library users are placing new demands on their libraries. They require access to the latest information, updated information resources and access to ICT facilities that they could use in their work. Use of ICT in libraries enhances…

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    ICT in Library

    Areas of ICT Application in Libraries

    The explosion of computer and communication technologies, which are referred to as information communication technology (ICT) has affected almost all aspects of human life including the library. Libraries have been looking forward to better technologies even before the onset on the computers. Ranganathan’s five laws of the Library Science stipulate that the documents of the library should have maximum numbers of users, with the application…

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    Information and Communication Technology

    Information & Communication Technology and Library

    1.1 Introduction: A library plays an important role in the academic institution providing access to world-class information resources and services and stimulates academic research in the country. Hence, the success of any educational institution depends upon its library, as library services are fundamental, which affect the whole educational system. National Knowledge Commission report mentions that libraries play a pivotal role in the dissemination of knowledge.…

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    Information Technology and Library

    The application of information technology in library and Information centers has developed in the western countries since the 1940’s. In the 1960’s the use of information technology has been started in the developing countries and that too is in different stages. The rapid development of Information and communication technology has made a special impact on the method of information acquisition, Processing, Storing & dissemination of…

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    Library Collection Development

    Information Technology Application on Library Collection Development

    Information technology is of utmost importance in every sphere of life such as in insurance, Airlines, Railway, Banking etc. So, libraries were also not lying behind in this field. Earlier the print media such as books, journals, and other reading materials were available, but today University libraries are equipped with the computer, scanner, printer, compact discs, hard discs, floppy discs, barcode reader, RFID, and other…

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  • Impact of Information Technology on Library Collection Development

    Collection development covers selection, acquisition, processing, evaluation and weeding out of reading materials. Collection development is understood as an important concept for extension in higher education and research activities in University libraries. Nowadays the collection management is a more demanding concept which goes beyond a policy of acquiring materials to policies on housing, storage, preservation, weeding and discard of stock. The collection management mainly gives…

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  • Z39.50 or ISO 23950 Standards

    A national and international (ISO 23950) standard defining a protocol for computer-to-computer information retrieval is Z39.50. Z39.50 makes it possible enables a user in one system to hunt and retrieve details from other computer systems (that have also executed Z39.50) without being aware of the search syntax that is employed by other systems. Z39.50 was initially sanctioned in 1988 by the National Information Standards Organization…

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  • Institutional Repository and Library

    Introduction: An IR refers to a group of services and technologies that offer the mediums to gather, handle, access, spread, and archive digital materials generated in an organization. Institutional Repository collects, organize, preserve and disseminate data of any organization or member organizations. While majority of the organizational repositories are located in colleges and universities, few may also be present in the governmental bureaus, museums, firms…

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