Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
Designing Libraries based on Factors that Determine the Existence of LibrariesAuthor : W. J. Jeyaraj
Volume 2 No.1 January-June 2012 pp 71-74
Libraries have been considered as knowledge hubs for ages and their sole purpose was and is to preserve and disseminate knowledge resources to its users. But the existence of libraries has evolved throughout the years based on several tangible, non-tangible, physical and conceptual factors. The existence itself is of vital importance due to the fact of knowledge passing being the prioritized purpose of libraries. Hence, in order to assure the continued existence or sustainability of libraries, the designing phase of such buildings, the placement of resources, the accumulation of content and the accommodation of users all need to be determined based on prerequisites. So, this paper tends to breakdown to this level of concepts starting off with why big data is becoming more of a concept encapsulated within libraries and the factors that determine the design of libraries.
Big data, Design, Library, Readers, Services