• Mapping Technology on Libraries and People

      Murthy, T.A.V; Salgar, S.M; Kumbar, T. S; Saraf, Veena; Bavakutty, M; Chand, Prem (Information and Library Network Centre, An IUC of University Grants Commission, Ahmedabad - 380 009, Gujarat (INDIA), 2003)
      Information is an important commodity now a days. Higher education, research, business; all depend on information. Use of IT in different facets of every day life is a barometer of a countryâ s progress. Dramatic improvements are taking place in the two major components of IT viz. Computers and Telecommunications. Efforts are underway to carry desired and needful information to the masses of the country, irrespective of their physical location, in shortest possible time. And libraries, being the store houses of information, have to play an important role. How to use this technology in modernizing the libraries so that it benefits the people at large i.e. the end users is an important question. CALIBER â 2003 (Convention for Automation of Libraries in Education and Research), through its theme Mapping Technology on Libraries and People, is an effort to answer this question. Papers were invited dealing with any of the following sub-themes: -Library Automation -Consortia -Telecommunication -User Studies There was an over whelming response to call for papers. More than 200 papers were received. Some papers could not be accepted as they did not address the theme of the convention. In this volume 67 full text papers, including three theme papers are included. Abstracts of 39 papers have been published, because they are either in peripheral areas or are general in nature. We hope that this volume will be of help to LIS and IT a professional in improving library services for the users. It will provide good reading material to teachers, students and scholars too.