Documentation and information centres and databases , Other Management

DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION CENTRES AND DATABASES: 

Traditionally, libraries have been collecting various kinds of publications and holding them in readiness for use by scholars, who generally know what they want. After the World War II, there has been a knowledge explosion and consequently, exponential growth of literature .There have also been complexities in information generation, handling and use. The users have been increasingly feeling helpless due to lack of time and skill to go through the vast amount of literature or to find the information directly. Traditional library services had to be supplemented with more active service provisions. As a result, documentation and information centres began emerging to take dare of the changing needs of information users for specialised services. The emphasis first shifted to documentation where periodical articles, etc. were required to be handled and served and then to information where the information contained in the documents became the product of service. Libraries, particularly special libraries, and documentation and information centres have been known to scan current literature sources, select items of interest to the users, prepare bibliographical entries and maintain a file to offer current and retrospective ,literature search services. These files are known as databases. In these files are recorded bibliographic data. A documentation and information centre may create databases in its areas of interest from internal and external sources and also provide on-line access to external databases for providing current and retrospective literature search services.  

Posted Date: 10/23/2012 8:36:19 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Documentation and information centres and databases , Assignment Help, Ask Question on Documentation and information centres and databases , Get Answer, Expert's Help, Documentation and information centres and databases Discussions

Write discussion on Documentation and information centres and databases
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
You have just been appointed as Public Relations Director of a service sector organization and first assignment is to make a crisis communication plan. The subsequent elements s

QUESTION (i) Compare and contrast the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) with that of the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) (ii) Asset A has an expected return of 25% and the r

Passing of Bills: The various jobs involved in the Bill Passing Work are:  •  Checking •  Certifying  •  Passing  •  Transmitting  A,  serious risk involved  in

Problem 1 Using examples, explain the challenges of global communication in today's society. Problem 2 Check some of the characteristics that prevent development in you

QUESTION (a) The ISO 9000 series of quality management system standard is fast becoming a de facto requirement for doing business in many industries, despite the fact that it i

Question: "According to Lewin, change underlies the modification of those forces that keep a system's behaviour stable" (a) Why do people in organisations at times prefer t

Problem: (i). Define the term ‘ecosystem' (ii). What are the three major ecosystems in the tropical marine environment. (iii). State and explain four main ecological

The project ‘Syringe Management Plan' is created to protect the community against misplace of syringe that causes accidental needle injury. This project is introduce as there is no

QUESTION (i) State and explain fully the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) (ii) An asset X has an expected return of 20%. The risk free rate is 6%. Find the expected return

Purpose and Objectives of Binding : Unlike private collection, books in libraries are to be used by successive groups-be it a public library or an academic library-and hence n