Document delivery service - world scenario, Other Management

DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICE .WORLD SCENARIO:

Earlier libraries and information centres had no capability to deliver the documents other than to buy them from the publishers, display them on the shelves and loan them when demanded by the users. In case, the document was not available with them, then borrow it from other libraries on inter-library loan and lend it to users for a specified period of time. With the introduction of xerography in mid-I950s and large scale use of photocopiers in libraries by 1970y, the DDS was not just confined to lending or interlending of documents, but also documents could be duplicated and permanently supplied to the users.

The libraries started using photocopiers for the supply of copies of documents, particularly of journal articles and parts of books. Most of the libraries still prefer supplying copies of the documents rather than the originals, so that the original may always remain in the library and not get damaged with excessive use. The advent of computers, scanners and telecommunication technologies in 1980s made it possible to store the documents in electronic form and transfer the same electronically to long distances via telecommunication networks almost instantly. Now, many libraries and information centres are using this technology for the delivery of documents to the intended users. This has greatly improved the speed of the service.  

Posted Date: 10/23/2012 9:14:32 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Document delivery service - world scenario, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Document delivery service - world scenario, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Document delivery service - world scenario Discussions

Write discussion on Document delivery service - world scenario
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Library Binding: A Historical Sketch  Historically the purpose of binding has  been the preservation of the written word. Prior to  the modern book, the earliest library mater

I nputs to quality planning process For  creating  an appropriate quality plan,  it  is very  important  to  provide proper inputs to the quality planning process. The various

QUESTION 1 A core concept in implementing TQM is Deming's 14 points, a set of management practices to help companies increase their quality and productivity. List 7 points and

What are the three approach to the short-term financing problem and provide relevant examples for each ?

Question: (a) What do you understand by the term ‘An Organization'? (b) Differentiate between ‘A Formal Organization' and ‘An Informal Organization' (c) List three fac

QUESTION The significance of work design is underscored by an organisation's dependence on human efforts to accomplish its goals 1 Contrast the meaning of the terms job enla

Subject Headings: The coordinator must ensure correctness and consistency  in the subject headings used. The subject headings for the  document as a whole and for Cross Refer

Documentary Sources: Those  information which are contained  in  the published and unpublished documents, reports, statistics, manuscripts, letters, diaries  and so on, are gr

C onnecting professional development and corporate strategy The CoP builds value by connecting the personal development and also the professional identities of the practitione

Question 1 You have been requested by your Superior to deliver a speech to a hundred parents on the importance of a balanced diet for their children. Describe the communication