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Digital Libraries in the Making

Amjad Ali (Author)
Synopsis The advancements in science and technology led to miraculous changes in the art of recording and reproduction of knowledge, making it possible to preserve huge quantities of information with greater accuracy, economy and durability. Digital libraries are the future avatars of the present day libraries. Most of them are in the process of making and are generally being developed in isolation by a number of organizations, specially the educational institutions all over the world. Once developed and connected, the digital libraries will supercede all the traditional libraries of today reducing them to merely museums of books and it is going to happen within a short span of speed of information retrieval and accuracy they offer is unparallel to the existing type of libraries. This book covers the development of the various kinds of information media specifically the digital technology of recording and reproduction of information which led to the transformation which led to the transformation of the present day libraries. A reference has been made to the major projects of digitizing the library and information resources at the national as well as the international level. It has been found that India being strong enough technically is playing a major role in developing the digital libraries both domestically as well as on the international scene. The book also discusses about some of the major information networks and the sources of information available digitally at present. It is hoped that the book will be useful for the students and faculty of library and information science, working librarians and information professionals educationists and all those persons who are interested in recording and retrieval of information through the modern means.
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About the author

Amjad Ali

Amjad Ali (Ph.D. in Library and Information Science) started his career from Doordarshan (India Television) in 1982. He was appointed founding Librarian of the prestigious Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 1983, where he served as In-charge, Library Resource and Documentation Unit for over a decade. He was also appointed Academic Counselor with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for Bachelor of Library and Information Science course. In 1993, he joined Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh as Deputy Librarian, where he still continues. In the meanwhile, he has been on a foreign assignment as Information Specialist with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Amjad Ali has to his credit, four books and over 30 research papers on application of IT in academic libraries, which have been published in leading journals of Library and Information Science. Presently, he is a Council Member of the Indian Library Association and also the Chairman of its Sectional Committee on Oriental Libraries.

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Bibliographic information

Title Digital Libraries in the Making
Author Amjad Ali
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170004284
length viii+419p.,Bibliography; Index; 23cm.