Role of Information technology in Academic libraries

  • S. Vasudeven Research Scholar Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andrapradesh
  • Pl. Janaarthanan Librarian, Madras Medical College, Chennai-3.
  • Murali Krishna Research Supervisor, Telugu University, Hyderabad


The information environment is greatly changing throughout the world. The rapid development in Communication and Information Technology and recent innovation in technology have Witnessed as challenges and changing emphasis in the role of information and its management. This century has witnessed the every information contents changing into digital format. This paper made an attempt to analysis the changing of the academic libraries and skill required by the library professionals. The latest devices for information communication technology have resulted in the rapid circulation of knowledge and have transformed the information handling activities in research and academic libraries in India. Research and academic libraries have enormously improved with the expeditious changes in information communication technology. The emergence of modern library advances in ICT has opened up new ways of accumulating, regulating and disseminating scientific and technical information. Research and academic libraries have already changed their routine tasks by using effective and efficient information communication technologies to intensify and integrate their electronic resources and services. Librarians in research and academic libraries need to update their knowledge and expertise in information and communication technology (ICT) in order to successfully undertake their roles of being responsible for validating the library. The information Technology is not confined to hardware and software but acknowledge the importance of man and the goals he sets for this technology.


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