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Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science
Year : 2012, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 24) Last page : ( 29)
Print ISSN : 0973-7081. Online ISSN : 0975-6922.

ICT Skills and Core Competencies of LIS Professionals: A Case Study of VTU Research Centres in Karnataka

Mrs. Arokyamary R Jerry*, Dr. Ramasesh CP**

*Research Student, DOS in LISc, University of Mysore, Mysore, e-mail: jerry.arun@gmail.com

**Librarian, University of Mysore, Mysore, e-mail: cpramasesh@gmail.com

Online published on 10 September, 2012.

Abstract

Man without information is a beast and information without man is a myth. Therefore, information is highly important in the University of knowledge and society. In information society, information is power. Libraries and information centres are the power houses of academic research and industrial setups. The advent of ICTs and the internet have forever changed the way information is gathered, processed and disseminated. This research paper is a case study of Vishveshwaraya Technology University Research Centre in Karnataka that maps the ICT skill levels of the LIS professionals working in such libraries with set parameters that are basically essential for any LIS professional in this era of technology.

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Keywords

ICT skills, Core competencies, LIS professionals, VTU.

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