• An Overview of the Subject Gateway: Materials Science

      Accanoor, Kalyani; Salgar, S.; Kumbar, T.; Saraf, Veena; Buvakutty, M.; Chand, Prem (Information and Library Network Centre, An IUC of University Grants Commission, Ahmedabad - 380 009, Gujarat (INDIA), 2003)
      The primary objective and functions of libraries have not changed due to computerization. Only, the tools and techniques to achieve these objectives with ease and accuracy have. In the present day the focus is on Electronic Information. Thus it is not only acquiring, sources of information but providing access to information and sharing also. With the Internet, WWW and Information explosion, identification and extraction of information resources is an essential function of all libraries and information centers. The Electronic information sources are rapidly growing and with a wide variety in form and content it takes a lot of time to get the required information. There is thus a need to organize and classify this wide spectrum of information. With this as background, the author has created a web page providing information to not only the internal sources at the Central Library, I.I.T Bombay but also links to external electronic information sources in the field Materials Science.