CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Concept and Evolution; 2. Rapid Growth; 3. Practical Aspects; 4. Social role; 5. Plans and Schemes; 6. Laws for Functioning; 7. Role in Education; 8. Academic Libraries; 9. Popular Libraries; 10. Reference Libraries; 11. Special Libraries; 12. The Personnel; 13. Inter-Library Contacts; 14. Models Abroad; Bibliography; Index.
In spite of the websites looming large, with immense volume of information through visual media and other modern sources, the relevance of books and libraries has not been reduced so far. In order to withstand the challenges from the new technology, our libraries should be renovated and made high-tech. This book provides us with comprehensive and analytical information about the principles and practices of library science. The author has touched upon the areas such as concept and evaluation, sudden growth, practical aspects, social role, plans and schemes, functioning laws, educational role, academic libraries, popular libraries, reference libraries, special libraries, library personnel, inter-library contacts and models abroad etc. evidently, the book should be widely accepted as it is highly informative, comprehensive and analytical in letter and spirit.