The methodology of science in the service of the society has been extensively used and its impact is increasing day by day. The word library, not very long ago, was mostly linked to education and educational institutions. Today, when the world impacted on all fronts by industrial and internet revolution, the library science is also expanding like the octopus. It has become the all-embracing system, in a sense; the utility of library is felt in every type of industry. Each big organization has organized and developed the library and information storage system of its own.
We have succeeded in constructing a materially prosperous global society beyond our expectation, largely due to the splendid technological advances. On the other hand, in keeping with the trend of efficiency-oriented mentality, technology worship and welfare-regeneration of technology, ‘libraries need to change their strategy and activities in a fundamental way. Change is too soft a word for this development; it is total transformation. The functioning in a library set up is no more the same as that was a decade ago. It is the ‘shopping mall’ of books and many other types of products concerning stored knowledge for the benefit of humanity. These ominous developments are harbingers of great benefits to humanity that is ever in search of tangible developments in the area of the library science. “The world has become a ‘space of simultaneous life,’ and humankind a ‘single community of common fate.’ That is, the world has turned into a transnational, cross-cultural and virtually borderless society, where the meaning of national boundaries is rapidly fading and different cultures are blending into one another. That is not all…of the world is also experiencing tremendous transformations through such phenomena as democratization, globalization, humanization...” (Choue, 2000)
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