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Title: Academic Libraries as Social Hub with Special Reference to North Eastern Region
Authors: Rath, Pravakar
Keywords: Academic Libraries
Social Hub
Social Media
North-East Region
Issue Date: Nov-2018
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar
Series/Report no.: PLANNER 2018; 25
Abstract: Libraries in higher educational institutions have under gone a great transformation from an automated to virtual environment using Internet and social media with an objective to enhance the reach of library resources and services among the academic fraternity. The present paper emphasises on the importance of academic libraries as social hub with special reference to North Eastern region by using social media tools. The author presents an overview of higher education in NE region and the libraries of centrally funded institutions currently providing various resources and services through Internet and social media. It is concluded that more efforts and initiatives need to be undertaken by academic libraries of North Eastern region for which some of the issues need to be addressed by planners and policy makers, library authorities and professionals liken policy issues, develop ICT infrastructure on priority, promote modernization of libraries, participate in library networks and consortia, develop digital library and optimal use of e-resources, creation of indigenous knowledge and knowledge specific to the region, recognize the importance of “Libraries –As Gateways to Knowledge” and contribute to national development, recognize the importance of social media and its application in teaching , learning and research.
Description: 11th Convention PLANNER 2018, Tripura University, Agartala, Tripura, November 15-17, 2018
ISBN: 9789381232088
Appears in Collections:PLANNER 2018 Tripura

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