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Impact of New Technologies in the Digital Libraries

Nagu N. Bansode, Manohar Ganapati Shinde


The Digital library aims to provide access to information ‘on demand’ regardless of the location of the computer, where it is stored. The role of digital libraries in the present day information environment and new challenges and promises for library services especially in the India. A Digital Library is to be an electronic collection of real or virtual resources, which may also be available elsewhere. These resources must be whole works with which human can have a complete cognitive effective engagement. A Digital library may allow either online or offline access to the elements it organizes and houses, and may include multimedia as well as multilingual data. Although accessible online, a digital library is not identical to a website or a portal however while portals, specialized websites and search engines cover a wide range of subject areas, digital libraries are more narrowly focused around one or a specific group of disciplines. Digital libraries, moreover attach content specific and highly descriptive metadata such as, descriptors or keywords to describe each item in the collection. Therefore, searches in a digital library can produce more useful results, save time and effort in searching , and in the best of cases browsers may directly access the text or multimedia content for which they executive their search.

Keywords: Digital Library, Quick Access, Digital Information collection, Multimedia data, High Speed Networks and Hypermedia.

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Nagu N. Bansode, Manohar Ganapati Shinde. Impact of New Technologies in the Digital Libraries. Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences. 2019; 6(Special Issue 1): 279s–283s.

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