Status-QUO of Community Information Services in Bellary District


Affiliations

  • Veerashaiva College, Bellary, 583104, India
  • Gulbarga University, Department of Library and Information Science, Gulbarga, 585106, India

Abstract

Most communities are socially, economically and culturally heterogeneous though the degree of heterogeneity may vary from place to place and from time to time. To access various information resources, Community Information Centres (CICs) play significant role. An attempt has been made by investigator to explore the community information services offered by government and non-government agencies in Bellary district by surveying 156 organizations. The results are of course reveal the current status of community information activities and the libraries are yet to form integral part of CICs. Majority of the agencies do not have library at all and is managed by non-professionals. The ICT initiatives have just begun and all these call for serious note among policy makers to strengthen community information activities of the region.

Keywords

Community Information Services, Bellary District, ICT initiatives.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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