International Journal of Digital Library Services (IJODLS)
Jan-March 2012, Volume-2, Issue-1, ISSN:2250-1142
E-RESOURCES COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING COLLEGE LIBRARIES: A CHALLENGE FOR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE MANAGERS
Knowledge centers are the repositories of the intellect of ages stored in the form of recorded information for use of present and future generations to come. Digital technology has made it more easy, speedy and comfortable to apply the stored intellect. This collected information through the ages has to be used for further research, betterment and overall development of the society. This paper describes various facets in collection development in a digital environment in the engineering college libraries. The various changes that have occurred in acquisition, retrieval and storage of information processes due to technological developments have been discussed. Limitations, issues, challenges restrictions and problems being faced by library managers and clientele due to the same have also been highlighted. The way these developments have affected the academic environment in general and engineering college libraries in particular, and changed the role of librarian has also been focused.