Libraries and Librarianship in India

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 270 pages
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This guide provides the historical background of traditional and modern libraries and librarianship in India. It focuses, chapter by chapter, on various types of libraries including national libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, and special libraries. It also covers the state of bibliographic control and services, professional organizations, library education, and automation.

From ancient through medieval and modern India to the end of the 20th century, this book offers detailed description of the development of libraries and related activities in the field of librarianship. This is an informative guide to libraries and the profession of librarianship in India that will be of great value to scholars and researchers of world librarianship. Providing a historical background of traditional and modern libraries and librarianship, this book will be useful to library science students and faculty worldwide.


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A History or Librariansnip
National Libraries
Academic Libraries
Public Libraries
School Libraries
Special Libraries
The State Bibliographic Control and Services
Professional Organisations
Library and Information Science Education
Library Automation

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About the author (2001)

JASHU PATEL is Professor of Library Science and Communication Media at Chicago State University. He was a senior Fulbright Scholar that took him to seventeen universities in India and Nepal. He has published several articles on librarianship, as well as chapters in books.

KRISHAN KUMAR was formerly Head of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, India. He has been chariman of the editorial board, of the Journal of Library and Information Science and editor of the Library Herald. He is a past president of both the Indian Library Association and the Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science. He is the author of numerous articles and several books.

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