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Librarianship: Philosophy, Laws and Ethics

R.G. Prasher (Editor) Devinder Kaur (Editor)
Synopsis In the days of information technology, librarianship is being pushed to the secondary place. Computer boys feel that they can replace librarians. It has become a fashion to talk about paperless society and virtual library without understanding their meanings and without undertaking the ground realities of the developing countries, like India, into account. Written records represent the social memory which has kept our culture and civilization alive and continuous. Librarianship has preserved these records for the posterity for use, and has made all efforts to disseminate information contained in them. Keeping the demands of time and needs of the users in view, library collections were developed and systemised so that information available in their sources could be retrieved and used conveniently and quickly. Such services as circulation, reference and documentation were introduced to communicate information and promote its use. Management and communication of information for use has always remained the goal of librarianship. IT has only provided tools to achieve this goal more conveniently and efficiently, particularly in the changed environments of knowledge explosion on one hand, and increased demand for precise and complete information on the other. Library work and services, hitherto done manually, have come under computer application. To meet the challenges of modern times the adoption of new technology is a must. To put the things in right perspective, librarianship, its philosophy and laws as also the ethical considerations which have guided the profession through ages are to be brought to the notice of our present generation librarians and IT professionals. The significance and purpose of librarianship need be understood clearly by all. This is really an important task which this work intends to do. Here lies the importance of this book for every library.
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About the authors

R.G. Prasher

Dr. R.G. Prasher is presently UGC Visiting Professor at Punjabi University Patiala. He has been the Professor & Head of Department of Library & Information Science as also Dean, Faculty of Arts at Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar (M.P.) Earlier he was the University Librarian at the Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. An author of many books, his contribution to LIS literature is significant.

Devinder Kaur

Dr. Devinder Kaur is presently the University Librarian at Punjabi University, Patiala. Prior to this she was the University Librarian of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has been a practising librarian for over 30 years now. Academic librarianship is her field of specialisation and her research work in the area of university librarianship is quiet significant.

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Title Librarianship: Philosophy, Laws and Ethics
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Medallion Press
Language: English
isbn 8188252018
length xvi+223p., Tables; 22cm.