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Emerging Technologies, Information Provision, and Libraries

Emerging Technologies, Information Provision, and Libraries
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Author(s): Alexious Muunga (Copperbelt University, Zambia)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 19
Source title: Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Nkem Ekene Osuigwe (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1116-9.ch002


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The advent of computers and information communication technologies (ICTs) has drastically changed the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of information. Further, information can be accessed through various media as new technologies continue to spring up. Since information can be accessed anywhere as long as one has internet connectivity, this has resulted in many users not using the libraries and other information centers. The decline in the use of libraries is worrying, hence the need to understand how the emerging technologies have changed information provision in the libraries. The chapter addresses challenges that affect the provision of the needed services in the libraries. Finally, alternative services that libraries are adopting in order for them to remain relevant in this information age are outlined. This chapter provides insights on how libraries can continue to play their role as information providers and how they can fit into the present information age.

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