NAVIGATING INFORMATION RESOURCES IN AGRICULTURE IN ICT ENVIRONMENT. Dr. K. VEERANJANEYULU UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN & CCPI, e- Granth Project Head, University Computer Centre ANGR AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD – 500 030 [email protected]
The advanced applications of ICT has revolutionized the whole process of information production, storage, dissemination and retrieval. These technologies facilitate simple search techniques, faster communication and easy retrieval of information through network/nternet irrespective of place and time. Now most of the informational sources in every field are available in e-form and the same has been made accessible through networks. To navigate with these resources is very simple. Agricultural resources are also not deprived of the impact of ICT. In the field of agriculture a number of advancements regarding the information/knowledge sharing have been made by the ICT such as :
EVOLUTION OF LIBRARIES ENVIRONMENT
Traditional Library Vs Virtual Library ENVIRONMENT
User goes to Library
Documents (Books, Journals etc.)
Cataloguing & Indexing, Classification
Circulation (Issues & Returns)
Library goes to the Users
Web based OPAC
E-Resources (E-Books, E-Journals etc.)
Search Engines & Metadata
Access direct with Internet facility
With the help of internet e-resources are not limited to one place or country but accessible throughout the world.
Round the clock availability :
A major advantages of e-resources is that people can gain access 24/7 to the information.
Multiple Access :
Any number of users can get access to the same resource simultaneously.
User friendly interface :
The process of searching e-resources is user friendly.
The drawback of physical storage space inherent in traditional libraries is not a hurdle in digital libraries.