ICT in Libraries:A Sri Lankan Perspective


Affiliations

  • University of Colombo, Colombo, 03, Sri Lanka

Abstract

Nowadays libraries need to play a major role in satisfying informational, instructional and personal needs of their clientele. During the last half-century, computers and telecommunications began to converge to produce so called Information and Communication Technology (ICT). A drastic change can be seen in library systems throughout the world due to ICT. This paper is supported with the results of a research study on "The extent and feasibility of utilizing ICT in academic and special libraries in Sri Lanka". In priority order the barriers in the application of ICT in libraries are identified as technological, managerial, infrastructure, human, and political and social. Points are suggested to overcome these barriers.

Keywords

Information and Communication Technology, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Libraries, Library Automation.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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