Digital Libraries - Dream or Reality?


  • Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, U.P., 226 007, India
  • Isabella Thoburn College, DLIS, Lucknow, U.P., 226 007, India


The paper is concerned with the emergence of new concept in the field of library and information science, called “Digital Library”. An attempt has been made in this paper to discuss the concept, assumption, need, objectives, characteristic, requirement, services, challenges concerning the digital libraries and the Indian scenario. In the present scenario of rapidly changing environment infrastructure and service facilities should be made available according to the need so as to compete and survive in era of globalization and competitiveness. It also provides glimpse of changing role of librarians, problems in its implementation, and advantages.


Digital Libraries, Concept, Need, Objectives, Requirement, Services, Challenges, Indian Scenario.

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Library Management

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