Emerging Information Communication Technologies in Academic Libraries
- Country : India
- Subject : Library Services
Computing technology, communication technology, and mass storage technology are some of the areas of continuous development that reshape the way libraries access, retrieve, store, manipulate, and disseminate information to users. ICT has impacted on every sphere of academic library activity especially in the form of the library collection development strategies, library building and consortia. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has brought unprecedented changes and transformation to academic library and information services, conventional LIS such as OPAC, user services, reference service, bibliographic services, current awareness services, document delivery, interlibrary loan, audio visual services, and customer relations can be provided more efficiently and effectively using ICT, as they offer convenient time, place, cost effectiveness, faster and most-up-to-date dissemination and end users involvement in the library and information services process. The impact of ICT characterized on information services by changes in format, content and method of production, and delivery of information products. The paper attempts to discuss the fast development of Information communication Technology and its role and applications in the library services. Today libraries are equipped to accomplish the newly Information Technology based services. Information Technology enabled services fulfil the information needs of the users at the right time in the right place to the right person.