| || Essence of Developing Learning Resource Centre in the Context of NAAC
Author :Jange, Suresh
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.65-68
Abstract : The information society has brought developments in the way information is created, consolidated, and accessed. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has produced larger volumes of information, new ways of packaging information, and new tools for managing information to meet the changing demands of the user community. In view of the complex information needs of the society and for better accreditation from National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC), the library and information centre have to play a greater role in building, developing, and disseminating information products by establishing Virtual Learning Resource Centre (VLRC). Attempts have been made to notify the significance of this learning resource centre (LRC) in catering to the technology based information resources and services to support learning, teaching, and research activities for academics. The study emphasises the role of library managers in developing a strong ICT infrastructure in rendering Internet and E-communication services for optimisation of e-resources and tools and developing anticipatory needs of users like compiling web resource directory of interest etc. The VLRC has to facilitate development of databases, e-learning materials, academic software commons, indigenous e-resources, and library automation, a basic necessity. The paper concludes that for building 21st century libraries, librarians and libraries have to focus not only on their abilities but also to adopt the changes and act as last resort for information access in the VLRC.
Keywords : Learning resource centre;NAAC;ICT services;Internet;VLRC