Author(s): K. LAKPATHI

The present paper is an attempt to gauze the current status of Library Automation in India. Libraries world over are fast transforming themselves from delivering the traditional library services to the provision of technology based operations and services. The tremendous advancements in information communication technologies and their adoption in the present library system have opened up new windows for the libraries and users alike. On the other open source technologies made more enthusiasm for library technocrats, and also there is a sea change in the methods of seeking the information; there is equally powerful media and way of information dissemination on the other hand. The implementation of automation in libraries is the real information system because only this system allows the common information seeker to use the resources at its end.

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