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Emerging Variants of Library and Information Services

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 10 Issue 2

Published: 2022
Author(s) Name: Sandhya Kumari | Author(s) Affiliation: Post-Office Manager (Library Service), Competition Commission of India, Government of India.
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The emerging new variants of technologies offer library professionals a novel chance to significantly enhance user-centered services and promote collaboration between libraries and their users. Libraries must embrace new technologies and paradigms to remain relevant in society and provide users with the best-emerging services it also ensures that users are involved in the design process and that they are made aware of any changes. With the help of newer technologies libraries reach the unreached goal and make the bridge between other libraries and information centres to share resources and information. In this paper, we discussed some of the most popular emerging variants and trends in library services, which are divided into five broad categories that is Reference Service Variant; Digital lifestyle Variant; Social networking Variant; Research support service Variant, and Variant in personalization service. This study provides these new variants of library services in detail with examples of renowned national and international libraries, which provide these types of services.

Keywords: Librarys Current Trends, Emerging Trends, Virtual Library, Research Services, Social Networking Services, Digital Services, Social Media Platform, Personalised Services

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