Chapter A



Information is now considered as a vital resource or input in almost every field of human endeavor. The quantity of recorded information is increasing very fast and as a result we are now living in the age of information explosion. To profitably utilize this huge quantity of information, it is necessary to organize all these information efficiently and to disseminate the pertinent information to the users as per their requirements. The library workers have been collecting, organizing, and disseminating books and journals, which are recorded sources of information, to their users for a very long time. But the tools and techniques being used by them were gradually found to be not matching with the changes in the mode ...

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