Changing Roles of Libraries in this Digital Age

22 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2015

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Ijiekhuamhen Patrick

Federal University of Petroleum Resources

Date Written: June 5, 2015


This paper discuss the digital age, traditional or former roles of Libraries, New role of libraries in a digital environment, requirement of a digital library, resources of a digital library, a shift from traditional to digital libraries and the advantages of a digital library. It set out some key points involved and the detailed plans required in the process, offers pieces of advice and guidance for the practicing Librarians and Information scientists. Digital Libraries are being created today for diverse communities and in different fields e.g. education, science, culture, development, health, governance and so on. With the availability of several free digital Library software packages at the recent time, the creation and sharing of information through the digital library collections has become an attractive and feasible proposition for library and information professionals around the world.

Keywords: Traditional Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Roles

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Patrick, Ijiekhuamhen, Changing Roles of Libraries in this Digital Age (June 5, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Ijiekhuamhen Patrick (Contact Author)

Federal University of Petroleum Resources ( email )

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Effurun, Delta State

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