Impact of IT On Information Services Essay by ndk

Impact of IT On Information Services
A discussion of the advances in information & communication technology (ICT) and its impact on society with special reference to India.
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This papers reviews the impact that information & communication technology has had in the field of library & information science, with emphasis on its impact in a developing country like India. It examines how the last few decades have witnessed incredible advances in information & communication technology (ICT) which is the potent combination of computers in which information can be stored and processed and telecommunications by which information can be transmitted to anybody, anywhere in the world. It evaluates how we have come to rely on it in our everyday lives and how it increases the quality of our lives. It discusses the process of modernization of libraries in India and the problems facing a computer illiterate country in a modern developing world.

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"Traditionally dominated by print, libraries have been vast warehouses of published knowledge, storing publications "just in case" users might need them. But now with the evolution of the Internet, electronic databases, CD-ROM technologies, libraries are becoming access points to knowledge, which is not in print form & not held in the library itself. Distributed access of electronic information sources creates a scenario in which ownership of publications becomes less critical then acquiring access rights. The librarian may acquire access rights freely, at a fee or a mix of both. While some information is completely free, a lot of it is commercially priced. Free information sources include electronic newsletters & discussion groups, some electronic journals, reports & library catalogs."

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