Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Status of Library Automation: A Study of Libraries Affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Priya M. Thorat, Ravindra S. Bankar

A library plays an important role in the academic institution providing access to world-class information resources and services, and stimulates academic research in the country. Hence success of any educational institution depends upon its library, as library services are fundamental, which affect the whole educational system. They are an extremely important element of the foundation of a knowledge economy. Higher educational libraries are experiencing a massive change in the way they function. Libraries support learning, teaching, research and other educational functions appropriate to their parent institutions. This paper focuses on current status of library automation of affiliated libraries under Shivaji University of Maharashtra.

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