Public Libraries - their Role in the New Information Age


Affiliations

  • University of Calcutta, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Kolkata, 96, India
  • University of Calcutta, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Kolkata, India

Abstract

The role of the public libraries in the field of media and information technologies has been discussed. The intellectual foundation on which the public library rests is depicted. The new and changing role of the public libraries, in a society dominated by the progress of technology, is analyzed.

Keywords

Public Libraries, Communication, Info-Wall, Browsing Tool, Fast Track, Search Tool, Information Society, UNESCO, Information Switchboard, Digital Technology, Electronic Information.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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