PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/212-216/35

AUTHOR: Dr. Shilpa S Uplaonkar and Kalikadevi G. Badiger

TITLE :IMPLEMENTING OF DIGITIZATION OF LIBRARY RESOURCES AT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, DHARWAD

ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the new activities, methods and technologies used in digitization and formation of digital libraries. It sets out some key points involved and the detailed plans required in the process, offers pieces of advice and guidance for the practicing Librarians and Information scientists. The advantages of digitization and the infrastructure needed are highlighted. Digital Libraries are being created today for diverse communities and in different fields e.g. education, science, culture, development, health, governance and so on. With the availability of several free digital Library software packages at the recent time, the creation and sharing of information through the digital library collections have become attractive and feasible propositions for library and information professionals around the world. The paper ends with a call to integrate digitization into the plans and policies of any institution to maximize its effectiveness.

KEYWORDS:Digital Library, E-Resources, Digitization.

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