About the BookWe are living in an age of ‘Information Explosion’. Large amount of information is being generated every moment. This has led to harnessing the use of information services to serve the diversified users in the field of library and information science. With the electronic devices, the information can be rearranged, selected, marshalled and transformed into enormous data at phenomenal speed. The traditional library with its system cannot process, store and distribute the deluge of information to the users with speed and accuracy.
The information technology and communication technology have revolutionized the activities of library and information system. They are of tremendous help to both library managers and the users. The latest techniques in information technology for effective knowledge organisation are the expert systems that serve as effective tools for gathering information. With the help of latest technologies, the library managers can handle the different aspects of library management such as storage, processing, retrieval and dissemination of information with ease and convenience. Besides, the information technology has enabled the users to have instant access to digitized information on library.
The book Library and Information Science in a Digital Era is intended to serve as a companion for library professionals in general, and those who have opted for Bachelor in Library and Information Science (BLIS) or Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS), through distance mode in particular. The rudiments of library and information science have been explained in simple language and lucid style with suitable examples wherever necessary.
The topics have been carefully selected taking into consideration the syllabi of various Indian universities offering library and information science courses. The book includes basic information about library and information science such as classification and cataloguing of books, information sources and services, development of libraries in India, library associations, digital library and management, e-collections and networking, etc. This book will be well received by the student community pursuing the library and information science course as well as library professionals.About the Author/sK.T. Dilli, M.A., M.L.I.S., B.Ed., M.Phil., is currently working as Chief Librarian, Loyola College, Chennai, which is accredited by NAAC and has achieved status of college with potential of excellence. He has authored many books on English literature, which have received overwhelming response from the aspirants of UPSC National Level Examination for lecturers and various other competitive examinations.