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ABOUT THE THEME :

The technological developments in the past three decades radically transformed the information management environment. There is an urgent need to comprehensively review the Library and Information Service (LIS) profession. The technological marvels like the Internet, On-line services, CD-ROMs, and Electronic databases have facilitated access to vast quantities of information from remote locations. However, this has resulted in information overload. As a result, greater expertise is now needed to retrieve and analyze relevant information. The information field today has a wider scope and it has come out of the precincts of libraries and information centres. As a matter of fact, information has become an industry that sells, organizes and processes information. The profession now has a window of opportunity to assert the need for investment in library and information services for an information enabled “innovation” and “knowledge nation.” What is required is rediscovery of professional mission, values and commitment focused through one well-resourced association of library and information professionals and their institutions. For organizations to compete effectively in the knowledge economy they need to change their values and establish a new focus on creating and using intellectual assets to acquire new combinations of skills. In particular, they need to learn skills that allow them to find, manage, share and use information and knowledge. They need information literacy. Management of libraries and information centers in the modern era characterized by a significant variety of styles and is extended, beyond the typical issues of organization and administration of human and material resources, into issues of technology, innovation and activity in shaping the components of the Information Society. So, the limits of modern Management of Libraries, includes the Management of Services, the Management of Information and the Management of Access.

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