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Digital Libraries in Higher Education

 
Amjad Ali (Author)
Synopsis Digital Technologies are making inroads into the system of education all over the world bringing information and education closer and closer day by day. As a result more and more educational institutions are being transformed into virtual campuses. Digital libraries are emerging as substitute to the traditional libraries with enhanced facilities at a lower cost. It may be said that the infrastructure does not exist suitably to the benefited equally from the technology at present but a computer in the same conditions. Once developed and connected, the digital libraries will supercede all the traditional libraries of today reducing them to merely the museums of books. The book presents a brief account of the changing international scenario of higher education as a result of the technological innovations and study the impact of digital technology on the libraries of some selected universities of USA, UK, Australia and India. It is also aimed at assessing the problems and prospects of digital libraries for the institutions of higher education. 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 Higher Education
Author Amjad Ali
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170004292
length x+249p., Glossary; Bibliography; 23cm.