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Author Jolly, Surabhi
Source Inflibnet's Institutional Repository
Content type Text
Publisher INFLIBNET Centre
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Technology
Subject Keyword Digital Libraries ♦ Fear
Abstract The changing world of librarianship has paved to information highway from the traditionally embarked concept of private world. The adaptation of Information Technology (IT) for data readiness, accessibility and decision support excellence has got into the virtual environment of electronic devices in many libraries. The convergence of computer and communication technologies has linked the human minds worldwide and is trying to cut across the physical barriers. This paper points out the gradual shift-over towards digital info high-tech from traditional rudimentary adherence thus giving rise to fears into the librarians to greater extent. The fears are like phobia to computer exposures, stationary skills, regressive attitude, cognitive factors etc. These are the pressing challenges before the professionals of coming generation to enthuse with information highway. The paper also gives suggestions as to how to overcome the fear and develop knowledge based confidence for high tech absorption of Digitization breaking the barriers of distance.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article