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Year: 2010



ISBN: 9788175415256(HB)

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For long public libraries are known to have been meeting the educational, informational needs of the society. However, in the context of emerging era of knowledge society, the public libraries have arrived at a critical moment in their services. The volume debates the current and emerging roles of public libraries, evaluates their strengths and weaknesses as well as of the public library system in order to ascertain their potential to provide digital techniques, services and facilities to meet the challenges of knowledge society of 21st century. This scholarly volume should be of special interest to teaching and academic community in library and information science, professionals and policy makers associated with information dissemination and management.

About Author

Dr. S. M. Dhawan is former Scientist F & Head Library and Information Services, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi.

Dr. R. K. Bhatt is Reader & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi.

Prof. J. L. Sardana is former Head, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi.

M. K. Jain is former Director (Library and Documentation), Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.


Public Libraries in Knowledge Society

Role of Public Libraries in Building the knowledge Society
Krishann Gopal

Role of Public Libraries in the Emerging Knowledge Society in
Challenging Change in India
M P Singh

Government Knowledge Centre: A Model for Public Libraries
Geeta G. Gadhavi

Library Innovation for the Knowledge Society
Kirsten Drotner

Public Library Development
Road Map for Development of Public Libraries in India
A.C.. Tikekar

Connecting School and Public Libraries: Need of the Hour
Moorttimatee Samantaray

Public Libraries in Delhi: A Historical Study
R.K. Bhatt and Manish Kumar

Rote of RRRLF in Development of Public Libraries

Role of Raja RaminohUn Roy Library Foundation in Improving
Knowledge Base in Rural India
M. Sankara Reddy

Public Library Legislation

Public Library Legislation in India: Need, Evaluation and
Impacts of the Existing Acts
Velaga Venkatappaiah

Adull Education and Public Libraries in Punjab
M.P. Satja and Kiran Kathuria

Library Legislation In India: An Overview
Narendra K. Bar

Public Library Roles

Rural Public Libraries as Community and Communication
Information Centres: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods
Pradip Kumar Upadhyay

Public Libraries as Social Institution: A Discussion
P R. Goswami

Public Library and Its Role in the Modem Society as
a Community Information Service
Devendra Kumar, Rajkumar Singh and Krishna Kumar

ICT in Public Libraries

Using ICT Tools for Public Empowerment: Wishful Role for
Public Library System in India
Usha Mujoo Munshi

Application of ICT in Public Library Services
B.N. Singh

Public Library Services

University Oriented Electronic Information Services and
Their Suitability in the Public Library Context
Bharati Paliwal

Public Library Services for Children in the Digital Environment
Manpreet Kaur Sohal, Prabhjeet Kaur and P K. Walia

Public Library Management Issues

Training of In-Service Manpower in Public Libraries:
Issues and Strategies
Sewa Singh

Total Quality Management in Public Libraries
Mange Ram, Rajbir Singh and Satish Yadav

Marketing of LIS Products and Services of the Public Libraries in India
UC. Sharma and R.K Bhatt

Collection Development in Delhi Public Library System
P K. Walia, Esmat Momeni and Monika Gupta

Public Library System and Services in North Eastern India

Public Library System and Services in North East India
Ibohal Singh and N. Giridhari Singh

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