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Role of Virtual Libraries in Learning Process

Role of Virtual Libraries in Learning Process
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Author(s): Amandeep Kaur (DAV University, India)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 11
Source title: Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8178-1.ch003


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In modern era, libraries are playing role in two parts- first is physical and second is virtual. Library users are demanding virtual library as well as a physical library because of their learning demands can be fulfilled by virtual libraries. Virtual library planning and designing can provide a rich learning environment. In library and information Science various terms are used to describe virtual libraries: digital libraries, electronic libraries, e-libraries, and the broader term virtual library. In this paper, the term virtual library is used to describe any managed collection of information sources in an electronic format. Therefore, virtual libraries can include digital collections of pictures, maps, Web sites, or library records.

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