Information access in the Information Age: Challenge and Opportunities

Wajih A Alvi

Abstract


Pinpoints the use of information from times immemorial. Traces the heralding of the Information Age. Discusses new challenges that have surfaced in the wake of ICT — digital divide, information overload, information anxiety and information literacy. summarises the role of libraries in preICT era as a linking mechanism between information sources and patrons. Identifies areas libraries should address in the new ICT environment. Stresses the need for change in information managements concluding that i fthis change is delayed both libraries and society are bound to suffer.

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