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Libraries and Librarians of the World

Amjad Ali (Author)
Synopsis Over the last many centuries, human beings innovated different methods of transferring information to distant places with ever-improving quality and efficiency. They brought information revolution, which transformed the entire world into a global village. It took place in varied periods of history and the most notable of them was set off by invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century. Information Revolution has now taken a new form of "electronic interdependence," an era when electronic media replace the culture producing new social organizations. The electronic technologies of telephone, radio, television, computers and internet and their interpretation by renowned scholars in social context have caused information explosion. Traditional understandings of space and time have been collapsed by the current speed of electronic transmissions. This book provides information on the lives of the ten great thinkers writers, scientists and engineers of all times who pioneered information revolution. It encompasses their biographical accounts, innovations and individual contribution to the society.
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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 Libraries and Librarians of the World
Author Amjad Ali
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170004829
length xii+172p.