Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

Future Libraries:Romance of LIS with Futurology


Affiliations
1 Library & Documentation Centre, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore – 560078, India
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


The paper examines the past ‘romance’ of LIS with futurology, traces the flaws of disintermediation threat and the resultant repositioning options of LIS, stressing the need for imagination coupled with reason to turn experience into foresight; identifies the importance of physical space, content, and ambience of libraries to move from ‘Transactional library’ to ‘Relational library’ and from a ‘Center of information’ to a ‘Center of culture’, enumerates a number of non-ICT innovations that have already taken place in libraries, mentions technologies that can be considered for their appropriateness and adoption to enhance value of services. In conclusion, highlights how libraries are marginalized in the digital era by putting ‘access’ before ‘selection’ (avoiding filtering at the input stage) and giving away control over organization of information to users, how ‘access to excess’ and speed over-ride the validity and the quality of content leading to distracted and dissatisfied users; finally cautions about equating ‘provision for access’ to utility and need for greater understanding of user-behaviour in the digital domain.

Keywords

Appropriate Technology for Libraries, Disintermediation, Future Libraries, Innovative Library Services, Library Ambience, Non-ICT Innovations, Physical Space, Repositioning Options, User in Digital Domain
User
About The Author

M. S. Sridhar
Library & Documentation Centre, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore – 560078
India


Notifications

  • Ady, Dawn Susan. The Ultimate Irony: An Information Age without Librarians, University of North Florida; 2016.
  • https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1658&context=etd.
  • https://www.businessinsider.in/strategy/37-jobs-that-are-quickly-disappearing-in-the-us/articleshow/58602038.cms.

Abstract Views: 4

PDF Views: 0




  • Future Libraries:Romance of LIS with Futurology

Abstract Views: 4  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

M. S. Sridhar
Library & Documentation Centre, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore – 560078, India

Abstract


The paper examines the past ‘romance’ of LIS with futurology, traces the flaws of disintermediation threat and the resultant repositioning options of LIS, stressing the need for imagination coupled with reason to turn experience into foresight; identifies the importance of physical space, content, and ambience of libraries to move from ‘Transactional library’ to ‘Relational library’ and from a ‘Center of information’ to a ‘Center of culture’, enumerates a number of non-ICT innovations that have already taken place in libraries, mentions technologies that can be considered for their appropriateness and adoption to enhance value of services. In conclusion, highlights how libraries are marginalized in the digital era by putting ‘access’ before ‘selection’ (avoiding filtering at the input stage) and giving away control over organization of information to users, how ‘access to excess’ and speed over-ride the validity and the quality of content leading to distracted and dissatisfied users; finally cautions about equating ‘provision for access’ to utility and need for greater understanding of user-behaviour in the digital domain.

Keywords


Appropriate Technology for Libraries, Disintermediation, Future Libraries, Innovative Library Services, Library Ambience, Non-ICT Innovations, Physical Space, Repositioning Options, User in Digital Domain

References





DOI: https://doi.org/10.17821/srels%2F2019%2Fv56i5%2F147769