Madras Library Association (MALA) Leading the Library Movement Since 1928

By: MALA | January 19, 2017

Introduction

There have been several discussions on `Information access in the 21st century’. There are advocates who claim that the virtual university will replace conventional libraries. Others continue to make a very strong case for the continuation of the "actual university" where the face-to-face interaction takes place. The reality is that a hybrid form – "clicks and mortar" - of library will be the ideal one which can take advantage of the opportunities provided by the IT community and blend that with the conventional type of information provision. The fact that IT will not be able to replace the manual system is substantiated by several specialists eg according to a study, "the best search engine indexes on...

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