IMPACT OF WEB BASED TECHNOLOGY TOWARDS THE VALUE ADDED LIBRARY SERVICES

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IMPACT OF WEB BASED TECHNOLOGY TOWARDS THE VALUE ADDED
LIBRARY SERVICES

Swati Saxena*

Abstract

We live in the information age, where knowledge is power.
Advancement

in information
technology particularly

the
World Wide Web

has

seen the
evolution of

the electronic
libraries

and digital
libraries. And

acceptance

of the utility of computer and information technology tools
for better
organizing

of information resources and effective rendering of service increases the
quality and quantity
of value
-
added
services in
libraries

and documentation
centers.
And

fulfill
the goal of library and information centers to serve their client with well
balanced, resourceful

information.

Introduction


This age is defined as “information age”, “global village”, and global

information economy”,
which reflect the presence of information in each field of society and service.

The ICT has brought in a paradigm shift in the information handling activities during the last few
years .due to its effect libraries have changed from mere static storehouse of knowledge to
dynamic service
centers.
And

information shifted from print to el
ectric
format
.

With this changing environment internet and WWW has identified new demand for professional
and as well as users. The

internet becomes

an important information publication and
communication
medium. The

invention of the
World Wide Web

(
www) he
lped the
scientist,
scholars

and others in exploiting of the internet as an
information distribution medium which
helps in the meeting of information need of user in time manner. "In fact, the library and the
Internet are being viewed increasingly as a ver
satile unified system, providing an enormous
variety of materials in different formats ... The Internet and its successor technologies will have
the essential features of a massive library
system.


Information communication technology(ICT)
: the term inform
ation communication
technology(ICT) deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert
,store,protect,process,
transmit, and

retrieve information.

Web definition
-
“ICT is digital tool used for business function and processes.”

Web t
echnology:
web technology or a World Wide Web service is the newest internet
service. It
is
a computer network that connects million of computers globally and provides

worldwide

communication

to libraries academia, government etc.


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Various

information
services

in library:

Libraries provide a variety of information services to satisfy different

Information

requirements
of users. The major and important library services

are
:


Reference Service
: Reference services help users to locate and obtain specific

pieces of
information from information sources such as reference books,, abstracting and indexing
periodicals, databases

(online and CD
-
ROM) and other reference materials. Library personnel
may

either help users in searching (direct search) or they themsel
ves do the search

for users
(delegated search) in online or offline mode.


Referral Service
: Referral services aim to refer users to the sources of

information such as

secondary publications, information units, professional

organizations
, research instit
utions and
specialists/experts. Such services do

not provide the documents or information required by the
user for his/her
query. Databases created for providing this service.


Current Awareness Service (CAS):

CAS satisfies users’ current approach to

infor
mation and
thereby keeps them up
-
to
-
date in the field of their work. The

important characteristics of CAS
are as follows:

• It is a technique of communicating current information to users.

• It provides latest developments in a subject field and does not
provide

Answer

to any specific
query.


Generally

covers a broad subject area and supplements the user’s own

channel/media
of
obtaining

information.

• It is known for the speed and timeliness

.

Selective dissemination of information service (SDI)
:

This ser
vice developed by H.P.luhn
as a technique to communicate information to keep user well
informed of latest publication appearing in restricted field of research at periodical intervals. It is
achieved by preparing two
profiles

the user profile and document profile.


Document delivery service:

Supplying the full text s against request is called “document delivery service”. The full texts can
be sent to user as photocopies, microform through internet.


Value

added information ser
vices:


Value added term now widely used in the context of information system and services, which
denoted as value

added, are highly important for making the services highly useful to the users.

These services includes
-
subject analysis (through index
ing, classifying, cataloguing)
information
analysis

(includes

selection,

validation
, standerization
) and information for innovation by
providing inter disciplinary

information
, including peripheral and speculative material in their
information services.



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Impact of web technology on library services
:

Internet is one of the boons of technology it reduced the cost time and manpower of publishing
and dissemination of documents. There are vast resources and services provided by library and
information centers
based on web.

The following listing will give an idea of which various functions of libraries may take
advantage

from Internet and Web technologies.

Acquisition:


-

Correspondence with Book seller &
Publisher.

-

Reminders, Price verification

-

Bibliographic details and downloading of bib.
Records etc

-

Ordering, billing

-

Bookshops are on
-
line e.g. amazon.com

Classification:


-

Network resources (

conventional sources)

-

Available on the net

-

Subscribed or free or trial basis

-

Dewey Online

-

Classification System

-

Engineering Electronics Lib. Classification

-

Search engines


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Collection Development:


-

Subscribe in print or e
-
form

-

Subscribe in print as well as in e
-
form

-

Pay
-
per
-
use

-

Consortia approach

Cataloguing:


-

Cataloguing of network resources

-

Online Catalogues/
World Cat (OCLC)

-

Web
O
PAC


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Circulation:


-

Remote login,
Status check

-

OPAC access

-

Reminder to users,

User requests

-

Direct borrowing

-

ILL


Resource Sharing:


-

Union Catalogue

-

Access, adding, downloading

-

Access to databases over networks

-

Ohio net
, INF
LI
B
NET, WLN, OCLC, BID

-

Full text journals access etc.

Services:


-

ILL

-

Document Delivery Service e.g. Ariel

-

Reference / Inf.

Services

-

CAS/SDI

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-

From library collection (Lib. Catalogues)

-

Databases/
Internet Sources

-

OPAC/Database access

User Education:


-
Through Email

-

Setting Intranet


Conclusion:

A library must develop information services appropriate to its community. Internet has made
integral part of library activities and services and used in housekeeping activities such as
-
reference service, E
-
mailing, CAS, electronic document delivery alert s
ervice ,hosting web etc.

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____________________

*
S
tudent of
MLISc,

Amrapali
I
nstitute, Haldwani, dist N
anital (Uttarakhand), e
-

mail:helloswati.mbd@gmail.com

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