Libraries of the Digital Age: Issues and Challenges
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Book ID : 27302
ISBN-10 : 81-89741-04-7 / 8189741047
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
ix, 330p., App., Gloss., Bib., Index; 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Digital Library: Measurement and Management; 2. Virtual Library and Management Issues; 3. Toward Future: Web Forms; 4. Electronic Reference Services; 5. Emergence of Electronic Serials; 6. Requirements for the Digital Research Library; 7. The Digital Electronic Library; 8. Future of Print-Based Serials; 9. Management of Information and Library Services in the 21st Century; 10. Production of Information Materials; 11. Digital Preservation.
Once passive storehouse, Libraries have become active agents of a social change and early adopters of new information and communication technologies. The range of materials and media they handle has diversified enormously in the last decade. Access to full-text databases, networked resources and multimedia information systems has become the norm in a matter of years, fueled in no small measure by the prodigious growth of the internet and World Wide Web. The coming years promise even greater advances-global digital libraries, intelligent interfaces, interactive books, collaboratories, intelligent agents, virtual reality. The present book complies highly useful information encompassing various crucial issues pertaining to libraries of modern times, rightly known as digital age. The authoritative information is gathered under eleven chapters, including-Digital Library; Measurement and Management; Virtual Library and Management Issues; Web Forms; Electronic Reference Services; Electronic Serials; The Digital Electronic Library; Future of Print-based Serials; Management of Information and Library Services in 21st Century; Digital Preservation etc. An exhaustive bibliography and glossary of important terms are added features.