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Title: Fourth Generation Libraries
Authors: Saji, Gopinath
Pathak, Ashok
Manoj, Kumar
Sreekumar, M.G.
Keywords: Electronic Libraries
Third Generation Libraries
Multimedia
CORBA Architecture
Web Libraries
Library Portals
Information Services
Business Libraries
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: International Book Distributing Co.
Abstract: Information Technology has dramatically changed the nature of business of modern day libraries. The conventional set up of brick and mortar libraries that store information within a constrained physical space have given way to digital multimedia in information store houses that integrate data resources around the globe through effective deployment of Information Technology, without straining the tight financial resources. This has virtually eliminated the lack of geographical proximity to the information sources and ensured quick delivery of the information anywhere in the world. With the fast development of technology, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the modern day libraries to leverage on physical facilities to store and disseminate information in a relevant manner. The concept of Lean and Agile libraries that streamline information supply is gaining popularity all over the world as evident from the plethora of e-archives, digital libraries and on-line info-store houses mus...
Description: Book Title: Busines Librarianship and Information Services/ Roshan Lal Raina and Inder Vir Malhan ed., ISBN: 81-85860-79-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2259/277
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