Modern Librarian: Opportunities and Challenges

Pai, Rekha D and Parmar, Sagender Singh (2014) Modern Librarian: Opportunities and Challenges. In: National conference on management of modern libraries, February 21-22, 2014, Department of Library and Information Science, Manipal University, Manipal.

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A librarian, who was responsible for keeping the information in the form of books, is now dealing with information available in various formats like audio-video recordings, graphic material, full text and bibliographic databases and digital resources. Making these resources available is the new responsibility of modern librarianship. The amount of information is increasing day by day and technology is also providing new methods for its management, bringing the libraries more close to its user than ever before. This article focuses on the challenges faced by a librarian in managing modern libraries, where e-resources are the new warehouse of knowledge. It also highlights the opportunities that the ICT has given to libraries in providing new services, in marketing of information by creating best practice methods for user’s education. Today the usage of technology in managing the universe of knowledge has made the traditional librarian a modern librarian.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology Management, Knowledge Management, Modern Librarian, Cloud computing, OPAC, Open Content, Marketing of Libraries
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > MIT Library
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Library
Departments at MU > Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2014 10:33
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2014 10:42

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