Information Technology on Surge: Information Literacy on Demand

S. Yadagiri, Prashanth Vidya Sagar Thalluri
2012 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
Dawn of information technology created a revolution, triggering the information explosion on the digital front. Rapid changes in the technology further gave impetus for digitisation of information, which in turn raised the need for information literacy among the public. The onset of cutting edge technology in telecommunications, on the other hand, also created more opportunities for the creation of new content to further en-mass the expanding digital universe. However, the client or the
more » ... ion seeker, despite having internet accessibility, is far away from information sources. Present paper delves deeply into the possible threats created by information explosion and the necessary action to be taken by library and information professionals in dealing with and managing the information sources to bring them to the mouse click of right information seeker at the right time, thus making them comply with the normative principles propounded by the father of library & information science, Dr S.R. Ranganathan.
doi:10.14429/djlit.32.1.1408 fatcat:qtco7pyfjvbidexakx3xkzqsgu