Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2016)
A study on information and communication technology in libraries
Author(s): Biradar Savitrabai, Dr. Sangeeta B. Gaikwad
Abstract: A library is a collection of sources, resources, services, and the structure in which it is housed; it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution or a private individual. In the more traditional sense, a library is a collection of books. It can mean the collection, the building or room that houses such a collection or both. The term "library" has itself acquired a secondary meaning: "a collection of useful material for common use," and in this sense is used in fields such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, electronics and biology. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to or cannot afford to purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material-no individual can reasonably be expected to have or who require professional assistance with their research. Change is one reality with which individuals, groups and organizations must constantly cope in order to survive. The needs for progressive changes in people‘s attitudes and behaviors are essential for global acceptance. Nevertheless for Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals, a change is often linked with modern information technologies and management issues. Over the past few decades, the nature of library environment and mode of service has changed drastically. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs.