About the BookLibrary science is an interdisciplinary subject incorporating the humanities, law and applied science to study topics related to libraries, as well as the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information sources. Academic courses in library science typically include collection, management, information systems and technology, cataloguing and classification, preservation, reference and statics and management.
This entire issue of library trends deals with knowledge discovery or data mining—a relatively sophisticated application of electronic databases. However, most database use is not sophisticated, particularly through CD-ROM and the Internet. For knowledge workers who travel or work outside a traditional office setting, technology has made it possible to work remotely as never before. Clients no longer need to meet in person or even speak directly with their information professional, but can communicate through many other types of media. This also means that the virtual office is more real than ever before.
Computer networks and electronic information systems are essential resources required for the progress of a society. The book provides a comprehensive study on various facets of computer science and its fast changing attributes which include information technology; operating systems and programming; networking; Internet, its basic features and tools; database management systems; and library automations and digital libraries.
This book has been composed as per the UGC syllabi for degree level and also MCA courses prescribed by various universities and institutions including IITs, NIITs, etc.
This is an indispensable book for students, teachers, professionals and those preparing for UGC examinations of Library and Information Science. Besides, it will be useful to the students of Library and Information Technology; Library Management; Library Automation; Digital Library; Data Mining; Library Computerization; Information Sources and Services and Library Organisation. This is an ideal reference tool for practising librarians. All those who need a precise and standard textware on DBMS, Information Technology and Networking will also find it informative and inculcating.About the Author/sV.K. Jain did B.E. (Electrical) in 1966 from MACT (Maulana Azad College of Technology), now NIIT Bhopal, and M.Tech. in 1968 from MACT and BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.) Bhopal, an industry-oriented course, run under the sponsorship of UNESCO under Vikram University, Ujjain. He was attached to Electronics Application Engineering Department of BHEL. He presented a paper on the study of power systems as electronic control systems. He worked on digital as well as analog computer techniques at IIT Kanpur in the year 1968.
V.K. Jain is a prolific writer. He has to his credit more than 125 books on diverse aspects of Computer Science for almost all levels of students. He has acquired proficiency in developing software and courseware dealing with various computer languages. He was the first Indian author of basic computer books for 1st to 10th standard and then “O” level courses of DOEACC, GOI.
V.K. Jain is a lifetime Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India, from 1974 and Institution of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineers, India. He is the recipient of several awards including Vishwakarma Puruskar for technical writing.