Networking of Rural Libraries in Nagaland: A study of Mokokchung District

Author: Sashilemla Ao

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Abstract: A library network is broadly described as a group of libraries coming together with some agreement of understanding to help each other with a view to satisfying the information needs of their clienteles. National Commission on Libraries & Information Science in its National Programme Document defines a network as two or more libraries engaged in a common pattern of information exchange; through communications for some functional purpose. The future of libraries in rural areas is tied to the future of the communities which they serve. As the telecommunications landscape continues to shift, these communities have opportunities to decrease their isolation, increase their connectedness, and affect the overall health of small towns and even whole regions through the innovative use of new technologies, and the finding sources, libraries in rural areas will strengthen their positon in the community “Networking of Rural Libraries in Nagaland: A Study of Mokokchung District’, discusses the necessity for library networking, and puts forth suggestions for rural library networking in the district.

Keywords: Information Technology, Networking, Resource Sharing, Rural Libraries

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