| || Advent of digital libraries and measuring their performance: A review |
Author :Mathur, Mira
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :25(2) ; 2005 ; pp.19-25
Abstract : Developments in the field of information technology, like increased capacities of digital storage media, growth of the world wide web and access to internet, sophisticated search engines, fast processing power and reduced computer costs have clinched the case for digital libraries. On the basis of a literature survey, the paper attempts to define a digital library; lists the advantages offered by digital libraries; gives the importance of measuring the performance of libraries against their objectives; gives the progress in developing performance indicators for digital libraries; and lists the difficulties that may be faced in implementing a system of performance indicators.
Keywords : Digital library;Performance indicators;Equinox project;Search engines
| || Information Literacy—Competency Standards and Performance Indicators: An Overview |
Author :Babu, B. Ramesh
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(2) ; 2008 ; pp.56-65
Abstract : Information Literacy (IL) is an area of interest to librarians and Information professionals and it is pivotal to the pursuit of lifelong learning process. The paper explains the concept of IL and brings out its standards and performance indicators enunciated by IFLA and UNESCO in the context of school libraries and higher education. The importance of IL for school libraries and public libraries are highlighted. It also discusses the IL scenario at international level and in India and enumerates the UNESCOs declaration at Prague towards the Information Literate Society. Finally, it stresses for the development of IL policy in the Indian education system.
Keywords : Information literacy standards;Performance indicators;Information society;Public libraries;School libraries;India