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Networking Of Agricultural Information Systems in Bangladesh (BD-AGRINET): A Model

Library Herald

Year: 2002, Volume: 40, Issue: 1

First page: (1) last page: (19)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292


Networking Of Agricultural Information Systems in Bangladesh (BD-AGRINET): A Model


HANIF UDDIN*, HARUN-OR RASHID**

*Assistant Professor, Department of Library & Information Science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. E-mail: mhuddin@yahoo.com

** Librarian, National Academy for Education Management, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh


Abstract

Bangladesh is mainly an agricultural country. Agriculture is the main stay of the economy. Agricultural sector contributes 32% GDP in the country. Agricultural Information supply is vital for the development of agriculture. The rapid growth of publications, decreasing ability of libraries to go for comprehensive acquisition of documents, escalation of prices, regular increase in foreign currency value with reference to Bangladesh currency, growing demands of increasing number of users in the agricultural libraries and multi-faceted user requirements are a few challenges presently facing the Library and Information Professionals in Bangladesh. Resource sharing/ Networking would help smooth library management and enrich resources and provide better services to the library users. In this better services to the library user. In this present age of information explosion, no library is self-sufficient to provide comprehensive services to users. To overcome these shortcomings sharing of resources through networks assumes greater importance these days. The use of IT has added new dimensions to the concept of networking in the agricultural libraries and describes a plan for developing a network of the libraries of agricultural universities and describes a plan for developing a network of the libraries of agricultural universities, agricultural colleges and research institutes in Bangladesh (BD-AGRINET). The functions and objectives of the development of skills, the design of appropriate information products, exchange of information and document supply is described.

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