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Intellectual Freedom in Digital Libraries

Krishan Gopal (Author)
Synopsis Digital libraries are indeed an important field of practice and research in the growing cyber culture. The role and function of the libraries in a digital world is uncertain and evolving. How libraries respond to the many implications of the information technologies will have a determining effect on their sustainability. Ethical issues of privacy, intellectual freedom, censorship, and knowledge organisation are of major concerns to libraries in today’s net-worked environment. Policy issues pertaining to laws, rights, telecommunications and universal internet service, and the national information infrastructure will help shape the digital future for libraries. This book is an informative overview of intellectual freedom in digital age libraries. It also contains in-depth discussions of ethical issues of privacy, censorship, preservation and its transmission to future generations.
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About the author

Krishan Gopal

Dr. Krishan Gopal, M.A., M.LIS., Ph.D., a practicing Librarian and Information Scientist, is currently working at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has made significant contributions to the Library Information Services in the area of research and development, documentation, etc. Dr. Gopal has a number of books to his credit which is the results of his research work of the last two decades and which have been accepted and acknowledged by the academic community. He has contributed by way of writing several articles and reviews of books in well-known journals as well as national newspapers. As a dedicated librarian, he is associated with professional organizations like the Indian Library Association and Ranganathan Research Centre. He has delivered a number of professional lectures nationwide.

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Title Intellectual Freedom in Digital Libraries
Author Krishan Gopal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 8172730748
length 287P.