Digital age : challenges for libraries

Al-Suqri Waseem Afzal, Mohammed Nasser (2007) Digital age : challenges for libraries. Information, society and justice journal, 1 (1). pp. 43-48. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

Information technology and globalization are the two most influential forces of the modern times. IT has given new meanings to the transmission, dissemination and storage of information; whereas globalisation is reducing the importance of geographical boundaries. Libraries as an important social institution have been affected by these changes. Information retrieval, information storage and information transmission are the core competencies of the libraries. Digital age characterized by efficient graphic user interface,
digital imaging, efficient transfer and storage of texts, is presenting important challenges for the libraries. Information privacy, copyrights, and information security are some of the challenging issues faced by the libraries in digital age. This paper is an attempt to present as well as to discuss the implications of these issues so that strategies can be devised to address them effectively and efficiently.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice; Globalisation; Information management; Information security; Digital age; Library; Copyrights
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 15:24
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 15:24
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/40

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