Modern Libraries and Scholarly Support Services: Redefining Role in Digital Age

Jessy, A and Rao, Mahabaleshwara (2016) Modern Libraries and Scholarly Support Services: Redefining Role in Digital Age. In: 2nd National Conference on Management of Modern Libraries (NACML) – 2016, 19-20 Feb 2016, Manipal University, Manipal. (Submitted)

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The changing information environment and the changing expectations and demands of library users are compelling libraries to re-assess their role in the digital age. The library enhances research activities by providing resources and researcher-support services that are clearly aligned with the strategic priorities of the University research programs and delivered in well-integrated, collaborative and client-centered ways. The libraries currently offer a wide range of resources and services to support research activities including digitization and discovery services, focused collection development and management and document delivery services as well as development of research skills to the end users. What served great in the 20th century may not fulfill the needs of the 21st century scholars and students. The changing nature of library position and responsibilities makes it necessary to continuously re-calibrate the library services. Effective library support systems for researchers that is built on existing services require, development and provision of tailored and focused research skills development, advice and assistance on scholarly communication issues, research data management services, continuous building and provision of access to collections that support research, and promotion of existing services and integration of the library into the University research community. This article attempts to enlist the new age scholarly support services that have evolved to cater to this niche of client oriented support services.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2017 04:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 04:00

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