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Harnessing ICT’s to transform roles of library professionals and provision of library services in Harare.

Chisita, Collence

Abstract:
This treatise looks at how information and Communication Technologies have transformed the roles of Information professionals and library operations and procedures. Information and Communication Technologies permeate each and every aspect of our lives and libraries are no exception. This paper explores the extent to which libraries have been affected by modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s).It also explores the extent to which libraries have adapted to the ICT revolution. It highlights the challenges and opportunities for libraries in the technology driven world of the new millennium. The paper also highlights the advantages and disadvantages of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) as applied to libraries and provision of library services .It also explores the notion of information and digital divide on libraries and library development. The paper highlights how developing countries especially Zimbabwe can contribute to the knowledge economy through development of library services. The paper also looks at how ICT’s can be used to promote access to information inoder to enhance social cohesion.

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Title of Paper: Harnessing ICT’s to transform roles of library professionals and provision of library services in Harare.
City: Harare


Date:2011
Document Type:Other (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:International
Keywords:ICT (Information & Communication Technology), Libraries, Digital Library, Digital Divide, Information Age, Information


File Size:78 KB
Additional information:This paper was presented at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair Great Indaba 2011.It is a collaboration between Collence.T. Chisita and Munyaradzi. Shoko.
Date Added:29 July 2011


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