CONTENTS:- Foreword; Preface; Librarian: An Ambassador; Multimedia; Trends and Techniques in Informatics; E Mail and Internet for Information Retrieval Processes; E-Information and Digital Libraries; Digital Collection Development and Library Consortium; Knowledge Management in the Digital Era; Content Management System; Virtual Library and the Changing Role of Librarians; Digital Information Resources Management and TQM; Concepts of Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Webometrics in Library Science; Citation Linking Technology of Electronic Journal Articles;
Academic and research libraries are now being challenged by the rapidly growing new information and communication technologies (ICTs) like internet, WWW, content management systems and other virtual computer technologies. The goal of this book is to provide the basic and the necessary information regarding the current trends and techniques in ICT and knowledge management, which demands the styles, attitudes and skills towards information handling, and provision of information services to the users. It also provides details about computer networks, multimedia and internet which play a vital role as the backbone of the information super highway in the field of ICT. The role of present day Liberians as ambassadors, the new trends and techniques of informatics, library networking systems, the importance of e-mail and internet facilities are also discussed in this book. The digital library networks, its sources and the e-information services are described in a nutshell format. The virtual librarian to alter his role as a digital information manager and the total quality management systems to develop the libraries and the quality of the services are also provided in this text. We hope that the book addresses more current topics in ICTs by which the level of access and strategies to find right and relevant information have got the new facet and covers them in sufficient depth for the academicians and the library professionals to learn more about the modern role of ICTs in library and information science.