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Library Information: Preservation and Access

Santosh Patel (Author)
Synopsis Preservation and access of information are the oldest and most fundamental functions of libraries and archives. As keepers and providers of information, the age-old social responsibilities of libraries is re-emerging in the information society. The digital age creates new delivery and access alternatives for libraries, as well as new preservation challenges. In turn the expectations of library users are changing. As people discover information resources online at their computer work stations, they also want access to the contents of libraries in that same online environment. The digital age librarians will be aware of their responsibility for the preservation and long-term access to their collections. It is also important to raise awareness among the general public and those who are in a position to fund preservation programmes. Governments must play an active role in ensuring the welfare of libraries heritage. This book provides information about digital preservation and long-term access strategies of library materials. It discusses the effects and types of digital preservation technologies of library and archive material. It aims to enable libraries to fulfil their social role in a digital / distributed environment.
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About the author

Santosh Patel

Santosh Patel a well-known information scientist, hold a Master’s Degree in Library Science. He has fifteen years of experience in the field o library and information services. His area of interests include online cataloguing, digital technologies, virtual library techniques, etc. He is an advocate of digital libraries and has written profusely on subjects of intellectual freedom, privacy rights and intellectual property rights in the changing contexts of information access. He has participated in national as well as international conferences/seminars on library and information science, and has presented well-praised research papers. He has been honoured for his significant contributions to library information services in India and abroad.

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Bibliographic information

Title Library Information: Preservation and Access
Author Santosh Patel
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 8172731523
length viii+240p., Figures; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.