ICT based Information Services and Facilities: A Case Study of Government Social Science Libraries in Karnataka State

Abstract

Author(s): Krishnappa. S

Libraries play a vital role in the promotion of education, training, research and other development programmes by providing wider and deeper access to information. Social Science libraries also have changed their approach towards extending timely information support services for users by adopting various innovative methods, techniques and technologies. The rapid advancements in ICTs and their profitable applications to library and information work and services have not only resolved many problems concerning access to information but also changed the very work culture of library and information centres. The present study examines the nature and type of ICT based services offered by Social science library and information centres in Karnataka and the availability of ICT infrastructure and also the problems faced by libraries in providing ICT based information services, to the user community. 

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