Book Details

Book title: Academic Libraries: Issues and Challenges
Author(s): R J Maurya
ISBN: 9788182748866
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 220
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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Libraries are center of creation, processing and dissemination of knowledge which preserves knowledge for and by the generations. The development in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have brought changes in the process of knowledge creation, processing, dissemination and preservation. It has eased the work of library professionals, at the same time raised several new issues like explosive growth of information, duplication, changes in users information seeking behavior and rapid change in technologies etc. With the ultimate goal to serve the society, the library and information specialists are expected to play major role in the process of consolidation of information in knowledge based society with the proper use of ICT. In the book the issues of library world such as content management, In-house practices, IPR and other technical issues have been covered. The book draws attention on ICT application in academic libraries, users` expectation in electronic environment, digital preservation, benchmarking, digital resources, use of social media in dissemination of library services and quality related issues. The book has also insight on professional face of information specialist and new services of information centers in digital age.  The articles of the book cover following five areas of academic library: 

1. Academic Library Services and User need

2. Copyright and IPR Issues

3. Digital Resources

4. ICT Applications 

5. Digital Library Development: Management and Technical Issues 

ABOUT Author


Dr. R.J. Maurya is Assistant University Librarian in Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad since January 2007. Dr. Maurya started his career in the year 2003 from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, New Delhi. He holds B.A (Hons) (2001) and MLIS with Gold Medal (2003) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has been awarded PhD Degree in Library and Information Science  from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra in the area of Cost-Benefit Analysis of Digital Collection.      Dr. Maurya has written books in Library Science in addition to publishing paper in learned professional journals of repute and presented several papers at national and international conferences. He has also contributed more than 20 chapters in Self Learning Materials for BLIS and MLIS programme of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad and M.P. Bhoj Open University, Bhopal. Presently, he is editor of the Self Learning Materials for Library Science Programs of UPRTOU, Allahabad. He has also delivered several lectures in national workshops and conferences. Beside the above, he is approved supervisor for dissertation in Library and information Science programme of IGNOU and UPRTOU. He has also organized various national and international seminar/conference and workshop besides being member of organizing committees. His area of special interest is Information Retrieval, Information Management and Research Methodology. Dr. Maurya can be reached 

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