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Year : 2020, Volume : 40, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 11)
Print ISSN : 0970-1052. Online ISSN : 2320-317X. Published online : 2020  1.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2020.00001.X

Smart library: Need of 21st Century

Shah Anubhav*,*Dr.Assistant Librarian, Bano Rukhsar**Junior Technical Assistant

*University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302004, India. E-mail: anubhav.shah.lucknow@gmail.com

**University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302004, India.E-mail: 173.rukhsar@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Anubhav Shah, Assistant Librarian, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302004, India.E-mail: anubhav.shah.lucknow@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Received:  27  December,  2019; Accepted:  12  March,  2020.


Today technology had made an impact on all sectors. Not any sector of the world can be run without technology, as it reduced human efforts and work smoothly. We can find and access information from wherever we are and whenever we want. “The term “Smart Library” has recently been used more frequently, for labelling a vision of libraries of the future, in particular as part of the so called “Smart City” concept. This concept addresses the integration of digital processes and informational feedback loops in the public infrastructure and claims this integration to be a desirable state, in which cities become “smarter”, i.e. more efficiently organized, resource-friendly, flexible, sustainable, green, and socially inclusive”1. “The concept “smart library” appears in various contexts, as a synonym for the concept “intellectual library”. Such phrases as “digital library” and “virtual library” can also be found. The term “smart” means “flexible, adaptive, extendible, acknowledging and human”. Smart library is a hardware and software complex with a wide range of opportunities for searching and providing necessary information to virtual users according to their inquiries and requirements. Smart libraries make the user available of access to library information from mobile devices. The services of smart libraries are delivered to the user via smart phones, internet and other handheld gadgets. Smart libraries have to focus on innovation of library services to reach all library users through mobile devices. Smart libraries provide advanced services such as computer-aided design, hypertext services, knowledge mining services, and personalized services, cross-media services which make the library more active, professional and intelligent. In this descriptive approach of the paper authors highlights the smart concept of smart library architecture, IoT based library services which included Cloud computing, RFID, Magic Mirrors, and Pressure pad sensors services and ICT based library services in presents scenario in-consist with Digital Library, Institutional Repository services, Library 2.0 and Reprographic, Micrographic & Digital Scanning Service.



Smart Library, Institutional Repository services, Cloud computing, RFID, Magic Mirrors.


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