| || Symbiosis between Knowledge Society and E-Governance |
Author :Chakraborty, Arun Kumar
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(5) ; 2008 ; pp.27-34
Abstract : E-governance brings urban and rural areas together and breaks the barrier of distance to lead an efficient administration. Surprisingly, e-governance has not made enough impact on the people as ecommerce and e-learning have done. In the digital world, libraries are emerging as means of creation and dissemination of knowledge. It is enough for e-commerce and e-learning to be reactive whereas e-governance to be proactive. While e-commerce and e-learning involve information management, egovernance involves knowledge management (KM). KM is the management of information, skill, experience, innovation, and intelligence. E-governance based on knowledge management system (KMS) is built on KM cycle of knowledge capturing, knowledge sharing, knowledge enhancing, and knowledge preserving. A few popular models of e-governance use a concept of "knowledge centers" to share knowledge. The digital library requires searching, sorting and KM strategies for maintaining/updating the resources. This paper describes challenges in KM, technological growth and studies development of KMS-based egovernance, which is path-based. It also discusses symbiosis between knowledge society and egovernance.
Keywords : Knowledge management;E-governance;Knowledge society;E-commerce
| || Future of Library and Information Centres in Knowledge Society of India: The Expected Role of Knowledge Professionals |
Author :Varalakshmi, R.S.R.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(2) ; 2009 ; pp.75-81
Abstract : The emerging trends in digital technologies and their applicability to information handling activities added new challenges to knowledge professionals in the way of providing qualitative services to its users. The paper analyses the characteristics of contemporary knowledge society and identified the factors affecting next generation libraries. Examined some of the significant issues in the present day Library and Information System (LIS) like its structure, collection strategy, preservation, access to information, technological issues and modes of communication, etc. It has identified the central role of knowledge professional, in the organisation and dissemination of knowledge, striking a balance of physical and virtual realms.
Keywords : Knowledge society;Future of libraries;Knowledge professional;Knowledge dissemination
| || Education for the information management profession: Challenges and opportunities |
Author :Raghavan, K.S.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(2) ; 2007 ; pp.21-26
Abstract : The paper addresses the implications of a few major emerging trends in the design of educational programmes for the information profession. It describes the emergence of the knowledge society, the phenomenon of the globalisation, and convergence of the technologies. It also describes the direct bearing these phenomena have on education for the information management profession.
Keywords : Information management;Knowledge society;Globalisation;Knowledge economy
| || Library and Information Science Education in Maharashtra: A Perspective |
Author :Gokhale, Pratibha A.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :30(5) ; 2010 ; pp.48-55
Abstract : Library and Information Science education in India is undergoing a fundamental change in its basic framework and is being re-oriented to meet the current needs of the information society. This paper highlights the programme of study, the current state of affairs and the different components of the LIS syllabi taught in the universities in Maharashtra. The discussion is limited to teaching, research, and course content through regular learning. Distance learning and vernacular media courses are not covered.
Keywords : Library and information science education;knowledge society;Maharashtra;curriculum development