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Title: Digital Library: Challenges and Issues Partaining to Preservation
Authors: Gohain, Hemanta Kumar
Keywords: Digital Library
Hybrid Library
Web Server
Digital Preservation
Issue Date: 25-Sep-2014
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar
Abstract: One of the most frequently quoted word in the field of library and information science in recent time is digital library. Advances in computer storage and telecommunication methods, online access to databases, electronic journals, electronic document delivery, Radio Frequency Identification systems, Compact discs, Internet etc are revolutionary developments in the last two to three decades that have brought a great change in the collection, communication, storage and management of information. The present scenario reflects the emerging trends among libraries to get themselves into digital form with a vision to build up a sound digital resource collection by transforming from traditional to digital. The role of Information and Communication Technology in library and information sector is enormous and its impact has compelled the traditional libraries to revisit their modus operandi in order to deliver speedy access of information to their client. Skill that need for establishing digital library becomes basic necessity for capacity building in respect of not only collection development but also services to be rendered. The main purpose of digitization is to improve the efficiency of Library and to render optimum user service, which enables a user from single workstation to perform wider variety of activities. Digital preservation is the most effective methods through which we can permanently preserve any information specially those are of national importance. Before taking the final decision on digitization, it is batter to determine the main purpose of the digitization whether digitization is primary for preservation or for frequent use. Digital Library has its own merits and demerits. Digital Libraries are engaged to collect, store and disseminate digital information. . In digitization process focus should be given feasibility as we cannot digitize all the printed materials even we do it may not be cost effective. Most important is that what to digitize and so the priority.
Description: 9th Convention PLANNER-2014 held at Dibrugarh University, Assam on September 25-27, 2014
ISBN: 978-93-81232-04-0
Appears in Collections:PLANNER 2014 Dibrugarh, Assam

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