A Study on Information and Communication Technology Skills of LIS Professionals in Management Institutions of Tamil Nadu

A Study on Information and Communication Technology Skills of LIS Professionals in Management Institutions of Tamil Nadu

P. L. Solaipriya (Alagappa University, India) and M. Suresh (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7125-4.ch005
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Abstract

The importance of information and communications technologies (ICTs) as powerful tools for socio-economic development is now widely acknowledged not only among large corporations but small business enterprises as well. However, for ICT to be effectively deployed as engines of economic development existing IT skills gap both in developed and developing countries must be addressed. The present study covers the library and information science (LIS) professionals of 90 management institutes of Tamil Nadu. The present study attempts to study the ICT skills of LIS professionals working in these institutes.
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Ahmed and Rehman (2016) surveyed the level of ICT Competencies ICT competencies, and the training needs for updating these competencies among library professionals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It also looks at the various approaches utilized by these professionals for acquiring ICT skills and problems faced by them in this regard. Descriptive survey research method has been used for conducting this study.

According to Thanuskodi (2011), students have to read books other than textbooks to improve thinking and other cognitive activities. An individual's interests are determined to a considerable extent by the amount of textual materials consumed and the intensity with which he will pursue his reading activity. By reading books, one gets confirmation or rejection of one's own ideas, which in turn increases the knowledge level of the reader. In addition, reading provides people with a sense of values, which enable them to discriminate between what is acceptable in the society and what is not.

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Management: Management includes the activities of setting the strategy of an organization and coordinating the efforts of its employees (or of volunteers) to accomplish its objectives through the application of available resources, such as financial, natural, technological, and human resources.

Information and Communication Technology: The term ICT is also used to refer to the convergence of audio-visual and telephone networks with computer networks through a single cabling or link system. There are large economic incentives (huge cost savings due to elimination of the telephone network) to merge the telephone network with the computer network system using a single unified system of cabling, signal distribution and management.

Internet: A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.

Web 2.0: Web 2.0 is the term given to describe a second generation of the World Wide Web that is focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online.

Search Engine: A “web search engine” is a software system that is designed to search for information on the world wide web.

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