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Digitization of Library in 21st Century-Digital Library

Author Affiliations

  • 1 M.L.C.Govt. girls P.G. College, Khandwa, MP, INDIA
  • 2 S.N.Govt.P.G. College, Khandwa, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 20-23, March,21 (2013)

Abstract

Information technology and networks are the major tools to shape our society in future. The application of information technology has the largest impact on library and librarianship. It has changed the way we perceive and disseminate information and has even threatened the traditional approaches to library and library professionals. The impact of such technologies (computer network, internet, hypermedia, multimedia, CD-ROM etc.) has led to a paperless society. The convergent of computational storage and networking technologies now have a wider impact on society. The computers can record any information/ document at high speed and disseminate information wherever required to the users. It is possible now to digitize and store information in the form of high quality graphics, network texts, color images, voice signals and video clips at a relatively affordable cost. The term “Digital Library” in a broad sense is a computerized system that allows obtaining a coherent means of access to an organized, electronically stored repository of information and data. It is a relatively new concept. The term digital library explains the nature of its collection. This term became familiar towards the end of the 20th century. Resources in digital library are electronic store and access of information. Access to digital library is therefore, not based on space or time.

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