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From Co-Operation to Library Networks: A Developmental Perspective.

Library Herald

Year: 1998, Volume: 36, Issue: 3

First page: (119) last page: (134)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292


From Co-Operation to Library Networks: A Developmental Perspective.


SANJAYA MISHRA* , C P VASHISHTH**

* Lecturer, Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 (email: sanjayamishra@hotmail.com).

** Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007


Abstract

The Paper presents a developmental perspective of library networks. Having tracked the history of library co-operation, it depicts the emergence of library networks as a necessity of economic and time pressure, advancement in computer and communication technology, and exponential growth of information. It defines library network, and explains its objectives, structure, governance, complexities, and levels. It also discusses the development of library network in India.


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