NEW CHALLENGING PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT FOR LIBRARIANS

Abstract

Author(s): G.A. Prasad Rao

India is one of the few countries that has chosen the path of science and technology for its economic development as a policy. The industrial revolution took two centuries to run its course, the information revolution has done the job in just decades. Due to sustained support over the last fifty years from UGC after it was established in 1953, India today can be proud of a strong and viable infrastructure for higher education and scientific research. It is no wonder that not only Indian students and professionals are in great demand across the globe but also many multinational companies are considering India as a preferred place to locate and establish their research and development centers. The information technology and globalization concepts are adding strengths to our India’s higher education and professionalisation of librarians.

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